1. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

    Synonyms : frigid, frosty, glacial, icy, wintry
    Examples :
    • a frozen look on their faces
  2. absolutely still

    Synonyms : rooted, stock-still
    Examples :
    • frozen with horror
  3. (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value

    Synonyms : flash-frozen, quick-frozen
    Examples :
    • frozen foods
  4. incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g.

    Synonyms : fixed
    Examples :
    • frozen prices
  5. not convertible to cash

    Examples :
    • frozen assets
  6. turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold

    Antonyms : unfrozen
    Examples :
    • the frozen North
    • frozen pipes
    • children skating on a frozen brook
  7. not thawed


  1. showing lack of skill or aptitude

    Synonyms : bungling, clumsy, incompetent
    Examples :
    • his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf


  1. make a pretence of

    Synonyms : assume, sham, simulate
    Type Of : dissemble, pretend, act
    Examples :
    • he feigned sleep
  2. make believe with the intent to deceive

    Synonyms : affect, dissemble, pretend, sham
    Type Of : belie, misrepresent
    Examples :
    • He feigned that he was ill


  1. a death resulting from an accident or a disaster

    Synonyms : human death
    Type Of : decease, expiry, death
  2. the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters

    Type Of : deadliness, lethality


  1. a public facility to meet for open discussion

    Synonyms : assembly, meeting place
    Type Of : facility, installation
  2. a public meeting or assembly for open discussion

    Type Of : group meeting, meeting


  1. someone whose occupation is catching fish

    Synonyms : fisher
    Type Of : skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker


  1. an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy

    Synonyms : air bladder, swim bladder
    Type Of : sac
  2. be in motion due to some air or water current

    Synonyms : be adrift, blow, drift
    Type Of : locomote, go, move, travel
  3. a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco

    Synonyms : plasterer's float
    Type Of : hand tool
  4. be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

    Synonyms : swim
    Antonyms : sink
    Type Of : go, move, locomote, travel
  5. a drink with ice cream floating in it

    Synonyms : ice-cream float, ice-cream soda
    Type Of : drink
  6. allow (currencies) to fluctuate

    Type Of : value
    Examples :
    • The government floated the ruble for a few months
  7. an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade

    Type Of : presentation, display
  8. circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with

    Type Of : essay, prove, test, try, try out, examine
    Examples :
    • The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform
  9. convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation

    Type Of : change over, convert
    Examples :
    • float data
  10. make the surface of level or smooth

    Type Of : smooth, smoothen
    Examples :
    • float the plaster
  11. move lightly, as if suspended

    Type Of : go, locomote, move, travel
    Examples :
    • The dancer floated across the stage
  12. put into the water

    Type Of : launch
    Examples :
    • float a ship
  13. set afloat

    Type Of : transport
    Examples :
    • He floated the logs down the river
    • The boy floated his toy boat on the pond
  14. something that floats on the surface of water

    Type Of : artefact, artifact
  15. the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

    Type Of : stock
  16. the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment

    Type Of : interval, time interval


  1. any federal law-enforcement officer

    Synonyms : fed, federal official
    Type Of : federal agent, agent
  2. being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War

    Synonyms : union
  3. a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War

    Synonyms : federal soldier, union soldier
    Type Of : northerner, yank, yankee
  4. characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities

    Antonyms : unitary
    Examples :
    • a federal system like that of the United States
    • federal governments often evolved out of confederations
  5. national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units

    Examples :
    • federal courts
    • the federal highway program
    • federal property
  6. of or relating to the central government of a federation

    Examples :
    • a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government


  1. the property of being wild or turbulent

    Synonyms : fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness
    Type Of : intensity, intensiveness


  1. become or cause to become obstructed

    Synonyms : back up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest
    Type Of : close up, occlude, obturate, obstruct, jam, impede, block
  2. (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

    Synonyms : dirty, marked-up
    Examples :
    • foul (or dirty) copy
  3. violating accepted standards or rules

    Synonyms : cheating, dirty, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
    Examples :
    • used foul means to gain power
  4. make impure

    Synonyms : contaminate, pollute
    Type Of : bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil, begrime
  5. offensively malodorous

    Synonyms : fetid, foetid, foul-smelling, funky, ill-scented, noisome, smelly, stinking
    Examples :
    • a foul odor
  6. disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

    Synonyms : filthy, nasty
    Examples :
    • a foul pond
  7. spot, stain, or pollute

    Synonyms : befoul, defile, maculate
    Type Of : dishonor, dishonour, disgrace, attaint, shame
  8. especially of a ship's lines etc

    Synonyms : afoul, fouled
    Examples :
    • with its sails afoul
    • a foul anchor
  9. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

    Synonyms : disgustful, disgusting, distasteful, loathly, loathsome, repellant, repellent, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky
  10. characterized by obscenity

    Synonyms : cruddy, filthy, nasty, smutty
    Examples :
    • foul language
  11. an act that violates the rules of a sport

    Type Of : violation, infringement
  12. become soiled and dirty

    Type Of : change
  13. commit a foul; break the rules

    Type Of : play
  14. hit a foul ball

    Type Of : hit
  15. make unclean

    Type Of : dirty, colly, grime, soil, begrime, bemire
    Examples :
    • foul the water
  16. (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines

    Antonyms : fair