greenhouse gas

  1. a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation

    Synonyms : greenhouse emission
    Type Of : gas

greenhouse effect

  1. warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth

    Synonyms : greenhouse warming
    Type Of : atmospheric phenomenon


  1. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

    Synonyms : glossy, meretricious, specious
    Examples :
    • the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
  2. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

    Synonyms : aureate, gilt, gold, golden
  3. made from or covered with gold

    Synonyms : gold, golden
    Examples :
    • gilded icons
  4. ostentatiously rich and superior in quality

    Synonyms : deluxe, grand, lush, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous
    Examples :
    • gilded dining rooms


  1. a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

    Synonyms : gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger
    Type Of : communicator
  2. light informal conversation for social occasions

    Synonyms : causerie, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chin wag, chin wagging, chit-chat, chit chat, chitchat, gab, gabfest, small talk, tittle-tattle
    Type Of : schmooze, confabulation, confab, chat, schmoose
  3. talk socially without exchanging too much information

    Synonyms : chaffer, chat, chatter, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, visit
    Type Of : discourse, converse
  4. wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies

    Synonyms : dish the dirt
    Type Of : talk, speak
  5. a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

    Synonyms : comment, scuttlebutt
    Type Of : account, report
    Examples :
    • the divorce caused much gossip


  1. a gay festivity

    Synonyms : blowout, gala affair, jamboree
    Type Of : celebration, festivity


  1. United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters

    Synonyms : gallon
    Type Of : united states liquid unit
  2. alliterative term for girl (or woman)

    Type Of : young woman, fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady
  3. a unit of gravitational acceleration equal to one centimeter per second per second (named after Galileo)

    Type Of : acceleration unit


  1. a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints

    Synonyms : gouty arthritis, urarthritis
    Type Of : arthritis


  1. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

    Synonyms : elegant, refined
  2. characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution

    Antonyms : awkward


  1. an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.

    Synonyms : florilegium, miscellany
    Type Of : anthology
  2. flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

    Synonyms : chaplet, coronal, lei, wreath
    Type Of : floral arrangement, flower arrangement
  3. United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)

    Synonyms : judy garland
  4. adorn with bands of flowers or leaves

    Type Of : ornament, adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace
    Examples :
    • They garlanded the statue
  5. a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)


  1. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    Synonyms : adventure, chance, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances
    Type Of : essay, attempt, assay, try, seek
  2. a risky act or venture

    Type Of : peril, danger, risk
  3. money that is risked for possible monetary gain

    Type Of : speculation, venture
  4. play games for money

    Type Of : play