1. directly and without evasion; not roundabout

    Synonyms : forthright, squarely
    Examples :
    • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point


  1. a man who is engaged to be married

    Synonyms : groom-to-be
    Type Of : betrothed


  1. any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws

    Synonyms : felid
    Type Of : carnivore
  2. of or relating to cats

    Examples :
    • feline fur


  1. the property of lasting for a very short time

    Synonyms : ephemerality, ephemeralness
    Type Of : transience, transiency, transitoriness


  1. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

    Synonyms : fag, fag out, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary
    Type Of : indispose
  2. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

    Synonyms : jade, pall, tire, weary
    Type Of : degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop
  3. labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)

    Synonyms : fatigue duty
    Type Of : assignment, duty assignment
    Examples :
    • the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson
    • they were assigned to kitchen fatigues
  4. temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

    Synonyms : tiredness, weariness
    Type Of : temporary state
    Examples :
    • he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
    • growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
  5. (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something

    Type Of : boredom, ennui, tedium
    Examples :
    • he was suffering from museum fatigue
    • after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue
    • the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue
    • political fatigue
  6. used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress

    Type Of : weakness, failing
    Examples :
    • metal fatigue


  1. (geology) the geological features of the earth

    Synonyms : geological formation
    Type Of : object, physical object
  2. the act of forming or establishing something

    Synonyms : constitution, establishment, organisation, organization
    Type Of : beginning, commencement, start
  3. the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

    Synonyms : shaping
    Type Of : manufacture, manufacturing, fabrication
  4. an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

    Type Of : arrangement
    Examples :
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  5. a particular spatial arrangement

    Type Of : arrangement, placement
  6. creation by mental activity

    Type Of : creating by mental acts
    Examples :
    • the formation of sentences
    • the formation of memories
  7. natural process that causes something to form

    Type Of : action, natural action, natural process, activity
    Examples :
    • the formation of gas in the intestine
    • the formation of crystals
    • the formation of pseudopods


  1. a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

    Synonyms : cladding
    Type Of : protection, protective cover, protective covering
  2. an ornamental coating to a building

    Synonyms : veneer
    Type Of : coat, coating
  3. providing something with a surface of a different material

    Synonyms : lining
    Type Of : covering, coating, application
  4. a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

    Type Of : liner, lining


  1. be agreeable or acceptable to

    Synonyms : accommodate, suit
    Type Of : satisfy, meet, fill, fulfill, fulfil, conform to
  2. (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed

    Synonyms : primed, set
    Examples :
    • in no fit state to continue
    • fit to drop
    • laughing fit to burst
    • she was fit to scream
  3. a sudden uncontrollable attack

    Synonyms : convulsion, paroxysm
    Type Of : attack
    Examples :
    • a fit of coughing
  4. fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

    Synonyms : conform to, fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy
    Type Of : ply, supply, provide, cater
  5. make correspond or harmonize

    Synonyms : match
    Type Of : adjust, set, correct
  6. a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

    Synonyms : burst
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • a fit of housecleaning
  7. a display of bad temper

    Synonyms : conniption, scene, tantrum
    Type Of : bad temper, ill temper
    Examples :
    • he had a fit
  8. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

    Synonyms : go
    Examples :
    • This piece won't fit into the puzzle
  9. provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

    Synonyms : equip, fit out, outfit
    Type Of : render, furnish, supply, provide
  10. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

    Synonyms : agree, check, correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    Type Of : be, equal
  11. conform to some shape or size

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • How does this shirt fit?
  12. insert or adjust several objects or people

    Type Of : adapt, accommodate
    Examples :
    • Can you fit the toy into the box?
    • This man can't fit himself into our work environment
  13. make fit

    Type Of : shape, form
    Examples :
    • fit a dress
    • He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out
  14. meeting adequate standards for a purpose

    Antonyms : unfit
    Examples :
    • a fit subject for discussion
    • it is fit and proper that you be there
    • water fit to drink
    • fit for duty
    • do as you see fit to
  15. physically and mentally sound or healthy

    Antonyms : unfit
    Examples :
    • felt relaxed and fit after their holiday
    • keeps fit with diet and exercise
  16. the manner in which something fits

    Type Of : way, fashion, manner, style, mode
    Examples :
    • I admired the fit of her coat


  1. a person who lacks good judgment

    Synonyms : muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool
    Type Of : simpleton, simple
  2. fool or hoax

    Synonyms : befool, cod, dupe, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in
    Type Of : deceive, lead astray, betray
    Examples :
    • You can't fool me!
  3. a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

    Synonyms : jester, motley fool
    Type Of : clown, buffoon, goofball, merry andrew, goof
  4. spend frivolously and unwisely

    Synonyms : dissipate, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, shoot
    Type Of : squander, ware, waste, consume
  5. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

    Synonyms : chump, fall guy, gull, mark, mug, patsy, soft touch, sucker
    Type Of : victim, dupe
  6. indulge in horseplay

    Synonyms : arse around, fool around, horse around
    Type Of : joke, jest, play
    Examples :
    • The bored children were fooling about
  7. make a fool or dupe of

    Synonyms : befool, gull
    Type Of : deceive, cozen, delude, lead on


  1. turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls

    Synonyms : feathering
    Type Of : rotary motion, rotation
  2. grow feathers

    Synonyms : fledge
    Type Of : get, develop, produce, grow, acquire
  3. turn the paddle; in canoeing

    Synonyms : square
    Type Of : paddle
  4. turn the oar, while rowing

    Synonyms : square
    Type Of : row
  5. the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

    Synonyms : plumage, plume
    Type Of : animal material, body covering
  6. cover or fit with feathers

    Type Of : cover
  7. join tongue and groove, in carpentry

    Type Of : join, conjoin