1. a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil

    Synonyms : ellas, hellenic republic
  2. ancient Greece; a country of city-states (especially Athens and Sparta) that reached its peak in the fifth century BCE

    Type Of : balkan nation, balkan country, balkan state


  1. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

    Synonyms : administration, brass, establishment, governing body, organisation, organization
    Type Of : body
    Examples :
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
  2. the act of governing; exercising authority

    Synonyms : administration, governing, government, government activity
    Type Of : social control


  1. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

    Synonyms : approximate, estimate, guess, judge
    Type Of : compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
  2. a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.

    Synonyms : gage
    Type Of : measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system
  3. accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

    Synonyms : standard of measurement
    Type Of : criterion, measure, standard, touchstone
  4. diameter of a tube or gun barrel

    Synonyms : bore, caliber, calibre
    Type Of : diameter, diam
  5. adapt to a specified measurement

    Type Of : standardise, standardize
    Examples :
    • gauge the instruments
  6. determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

    Type Of : find out, find, determine, ascertain
    Examples :
    • gauge the wine barrels
  7. measure precisely and against a standard

    Type Of : quantify, measure
    Examples :
    • the wire is gauged
  8. mix in specific proportions

    Type Of : combine, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix, blend, coalesce, commingle
    Examples :
    • gauge plaster
  9. rub to a uniform size

    Type Of : rub
    Examples :
    • gauge bricks
  10. the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

    Type Of : distance, length
  11. the thickness of wire

    Type Of : thickness


  1. the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic

    Synonyms : german language, high german
    Type Of : west germanic language, west germanic
  2. a person of German nationality

    Type Of : european
  3. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language


  1. the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes

    Synonyms : dressing
    Type Of : covering
  2. activity leading to skilled behavior

    Synonyms : preparation, training
    Type Of : activity


  1. an idea or conclusion having general application

    Synonyms : generalisation, generalization
    Type Of : idea, thought
  2. the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability

    Antonyms : particularity
    Type Of : quality


  1. be a mystery or bewildering to

    Synonyms : amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex
    Type Of : throw, bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, fox, discombobulate, fuddle
  2. rock fragments and pebbles

    Synonyms : crushed rock
    Type Of : stone, rock
  3. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    Synonyms : annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex
    Type Of : displease
  4. cover with gravel

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • We gravelled the driveway


  1. the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down

    Synonyms : rassling, wrestling
    Type Of : contact sport
  2. the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat

    Synonyms : grapple, hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling
    Type Of : struggle
    Examples :
    • we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully


  1. a worthless message

    Synonyms : drivel
    Type Of : subject matter, substance, content, message
  2. food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

    Synonyms : food waste, refuse, scraps
    Type Of : waste material, waste matter, waste product, waste
  3. a receptacle where waste can be discarded

    Type Of : receptacle
    Examples :
    • she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage


  1. bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves

    Synonyms : allium sativum
    Type Of : alliaceous plant
  2. aromatic bulb used as seasoning

    Synonyms : ail
    Type Of : seasoning, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner