1. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

    Synonyms : revere, reverence, venerate
    Type Of : respect, value, prize, prise, esteem
  2. be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

    Synonyms : dread
    Examples :
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!
  3. an anxious feeling

    Synonyms : care, concern
    Type Of : anxiety
    Examples :
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction
  4. a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

    Synonyms : awe, reverence, veneration
    Type Of : emotion
    Examples :
    • the fear of God
  5. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

    Synonyms : fearfulness, fright
    Antonyms : fearlessness
    Type Of : emotion
  6. be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event

    Type Of : worry
    Examples :
    • I fear she might get aggressive
  7. be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement

    Type Of : regret
    Examples :
    • I fear I won't make it to your wedding party
  8. be uneasy or apprehensive about

    Examples :
    • I fear the results of the final exams


  1. activities that are enjoyable or amusing

    Synonyms : merriment, playfulness
    Type Of : diversion, recreation
    Examples :
    • I do it for the fun of it
    • he is fun to have around
  2. a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

    Synonyms : playfulness
    Type Of : frivolity, frivolousness
    Examples :
    • he was fun to be with
  3. verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

    Synonyms : play, sport
    Type Of : humor, witticism, humour, wit, wittiness
    Examples :
    • he became a figure of fun
  4. violent and excited activity

    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • she asked for money and then the fun began


  1. produce or yield flowers

    Synonyms : bloom, blossom
    Type Of : develop
  2. reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

    Synonyms : bloom, blossom
    Type Of : reproductive structure
  3. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

    Synonyms : bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush, heyday, peak, prime
    Type Of : period, period of time, time period
  4. a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

    Type Of : angiosperm, flowering plant


  1. money extracted as a penalty

    Synonyms : amercement, mulct
    Type Of : penalty
  2. an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence

    Synonyms : all right, alright, ok, very well
  3. issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty

    Synonyms : ticket
    Type Of : book
    Examples :
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
  4. in a delicate manner

    Synonyms : delicately, exquisitely, finely
    Examples :
    • finely shaped features
    • her fine drawn body
  5. being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition

    Synonyms : all right, cool, hunky-dory, o.k., ok, okay
    Examples :
    • everything's fine
    • dinner and the movies had been fine
    • another minute I'd have been fine
  6. characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment

    Examples :
    • fine wine
    • looking fine in her Easter suit
    • a fine gentleman
    • fine china and crystal
    • a fine violinist
    • the fine hand of a master
  7. free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity

    Examples :
    • gold 21 carats fine
  8. minutely precise especially in differences in meaning

    Examples :
    • a fine distinction
  9. of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles

    Antonyms : coarse
    Examples :
    • wood with a fine grain
    • fine powdery snow
    • fine rain
    • batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave
    • covered with a fine film of dust
  10. thin in thickness or diameter

    Examples :
    • a fine film of oil
    • fine hairs
    • read the fine print


  1. have sexual intercourse with

    Synonyms : bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with
    Type Of : pair, mate, copulate, couple
  2. slang for sexual intercourse

    Synonyms : ass, fucking, nookie, nooky, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, screw, screwing, shag, shtup
    Type Of : carnal knowledge, sexual intercourse, sexual congress, sex act, relation, intercourse, sexual relation, copulation, coitus, coition


  1. the number of occurrences within a given time period

    Synonyms : frequence, oftenness
    Type Of : rate
    Examples :
    • the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second
    • the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older
  2. the number of observations in a given statistical category

    Synonyms : absolute frequency
    Type Of : cardinal, cardinal number
  3. the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations

    Synonyms : relative frequency
    Type Of : ratio


  1. a deliberately false or improbable account

    Synonyms : fable, fabrication
    Type Of : untruth, falsehood, falsity
  2. a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

    Type Of : literary work, literary composition


  1. the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization

    Type Of : solfa syllable


  1. a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

    Synonyms : brand
    Type Of : firewood
  2. someone who deliberately foments trouble

    Synonyms : inciter, instigant, instigator, provoker
    Type Of : troubler, mischief-maker, bad hat, trouble maker, troublemaker


  1. be a mystery or bewildering to

    Synonyms : amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex
    Type Of : bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw