1. a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

    Synonyms : golf game
    Type Of : outdoor game
  2. play golf

    Type Of : play


  1. a contorted facial expression

    Synonyms : face
    Type Of : facial gesture, facial expression
    Examples :
    • she made a grimace at the prospect
  2. contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

    Synonyms : make a face, pull a face
    Type Of : communicate, intercommunicate
    Examples :
    • He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do


  1. (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

    Synonyms : cistron, factor
    Type Of : sequence
    Examples :
    • genes were formerly called factors


  1. a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

    Type Of : earth science


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

    Synonyms : gal
    Type Of : united states liquid unit
  2. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters

    Synonyms : congius, imperial gallon
    Type Of : british capacity unit, imperial capacity unit

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