1. an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

    Synonyms : funny remark, funny story, good story
    Type Of : jest, gag, jape, joke, laugh
    Examples :
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  2. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    Synonyms : curious, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular
    Examples :
    • her speech has a funny twang
    • they have some funny ideas about war
  3. not as expected

    Synonyms : fishy, shady, suspect, suspicious
    Examples :
    • up to some funny business
  4. arousing or provoking laughter

    Synonyms : amusing, comic, comical, laughable, mirthful, risible
    Examples :
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
  5. experiencing odd bodily sensations

    Examples :
    • told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest


  1. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

    Synonyms : contend, struggle
    Examples :
    • Siblings are always fighting
  2. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

    Synonyms : battle, conflict, engagement
    Type Of : military action, action
  3. make a strenuous or labored effort

    Synonyms : struggle
    Type Of : assay, attempt, essay, seek, try
  4. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

    Synonyms : combat, fighting, scrap
    Type Of : struggle, conflict, battle
    Examples :
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
  5. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

    Synonyms : agitate, campaign, crusade, press, push
    Type Of : advertize, push, promote, advertise
  6. fight against or resist strongly

    Synonyms : defend, fight back, fight down, oppose
    Type Of : struggle, contend
    Examples :
    • Don't fight it!
  7. an aggressive willingness to compete

    Synonyms : competitiveness
    Type Of : aggressiveness
    Examples :
    • the team was full of fight
  8. a boxing or wrestling match

    Type Of : fisticuffs, pugilism, boxing
    Examples :
    • the fight was on television last night
  9. an intense verbal dispute

    Type Of : contention, arguing, argument, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt
    Examples :
    • a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate


  1. the people of France

    Synonyms : french people
    Type Of : country, nation, land
  2. of or pertaining to France or the people of France

    Synonyms : gallic
  3. United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)

    Synonyms : daniel chester french
  4. cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking

    Type Of : cut
  5. the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France

    Type Of : latinian language, romance, romance language


  1. indulging in or influenced by fancy

    Synonyms : notional
    Examples :
    • a fanciful mind
  2. not based on fact; existing only in the imagination

    Synonyms : imaginary, notional
    Examples :
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties
  3. having a curiously intricate quality

    Examples :
    • a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers


  1. the quantity a flask will hold

    Synonyms : flaskful
    Type Of : containerful
  2. bottle that has a narrow neck

    Type Of : bottle


  1. forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

    Synonyms : plastic, shaping
    Examples :
    • a formative influence
    • a formative experience
  2. capable of forming new cells and tissues

    Examples :
    • a formative zone in developing bone
  3. minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function

    Type Of : language unit, linguistic unit


  1. state of violent mental agitation

    Synonyms : craze, delirium, frenzy, hysteria
    Type Of : mania, manic disorder
  2. (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals

    Synonyms : erinyes, eumenides
  3. a feeling of intense anger

    Synonyms : madness, rage
    Type Of : ire, anger, choler
    Examples :
    • hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
  4. the property of being wild or turbulent

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


  1. in addition

    Synonyms : moreover, what is more
    Examples :
    • computer chess games are getting cheaper all the time; furthermore, their quality is improving


  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    Synonyms : ball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil
    Type Of : fail, go wrong, miscarry
  2. (sports) dropping the ball

    Synonyms : muff
    Type Of : pratfall, fuckup, foul-up, flub, bungle, botch, boo-boo, boner, blunder, blooper, bloomer
  3. feel about uncertainly or blindly

    Synonyms : grope
    Type Of : search, look for, seek
  4. make one's way clumsily or blindly

    Synonyms : blunder
    Type Of : pass
    Examples :
    • He fumbled towards the door
  5. drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder

    Type Of : play
    Examples :
    • fumble a grounder
  6. handle clumsily

    Type Of : palm, handle


  1. ruthless in competition

    Synonyms : bowelless, cutthroat
  2. violently agitated and turbulent

    Synonyms : boisterous, rough
    Examples :
    • the fierce thunders roar me their music
  3. marked by extreme and violent energy

    Synonyms : ferocious, furious, savage
    Examples :
    • fierce fighting
  4. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    Synonyms : tearing, trigger-happy, vehement, violent
    Examples :
    • fierce loyalty