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


  1. the cultivation of plants

    Synonyms : horticulture
    Type Of : agriculture, farming, husbandry


  1. feeling or showing gratitude

    Synonyms : thankful
    Antonyms : ungrateful
    Examples :
    • a grateful heart
    • grateful for the tree's shade
  2. affording comfort or pleasure

    Examples :
    • the grateful warmth of the fire


  1. the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

    Synonyms : texture
    Type Of : makeup, make-up, constitution, composition, physical composition
    Examples :
    • sand of a fine grain
    • a stone of coarse grain
  2. thoroughly work in

    Synonyms : ingrain
    Type Of : perforate, penetrate
    Examples :
    • His hands were grained with dirt
  3. form into grains

    Synonyms : granulate
    Type Of : form
  4. become granular

    Synonyms : granulate
    Type Of : change shape, deform, change form
  5. a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

    Synonyms : metric grain
    Type Of : weight unit, metric weight unit
  6. dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

    Synonyms : caryopsis
    Type Of : seed
  7. foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

    Synonyms : cereal, food grain
    Type Of : foodstuff, food product
  8. 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams

    Type Of : apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, troy unit
  9. 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams

    Type Of : avoirdupois unit
  10. a cereal grass

    Type Of : cereal, cereal grass
    Examples :
    • wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas
  11. a relatively small granular particle of a substance

    Type Of : particle, mote, molecule, atom, corpuscle, speck
    Examples :
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  12. paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

    Type Of : paint
  13. the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric

    Type Of : texture
    Examples :
    • saw the board across the grain
  14. the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

    Type Of : leather
  15. the smallest possible unit of anything

    Type Of : smallness, littleness
    Examples :
    • there was a grain of truth in what he said
    • he does not have a grain of sense