1. systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

    Synonyms : race murder, racial extermination
    Type Of : kill, killing, putting to death


  1. the area for food preparation on a ship

    Synonyms : caboose, cookhouse, ship's galley
    Type Of : kitchen
  2. a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading

    Type Of : watercraft, vessel
  3. (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars

    Type Of : vessel, watercraft
  4. the kitchen area for food preparation on an airliner

    Type Of : kitchen


  1. stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock

    Synonyms : galvanise
    Type Of : shock
  2. cover with zinc

    Synonyms : galvanise
    Type Of : surface, coat
    Examples :
    • galvanize steel
  3. to stimulate to action

    Synonyms : galvanise, startle
    Type Of : shock, ball over, take aback, blow out of the water, floor
    Examples :
    • galvanized into action


  1. the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings

    Synonyms : evangel, gospels
    Type Of : religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing
  2. folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)

    Synonyms : gospel singing
    Type Of : folk music, ethnic music, folk
  3. the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

    Synonyms : church doctrine, creed, religious doctrine
    Type Of : school of thought, philosophical system, doctrine, philosophy, ism
  4. an unquestionable truth

    Synonyms : gospel truth
    Type Of : truth, true statement
    Examples :
    • his word was gospel
  5. a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance

    Type Of : philosophy, ism, doctrine, school of thought, philosophical system
    Examples :
    • Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed


  1. eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)

    Synonyms : gula, overeating
    Type Of : deadly sin, mortal sin
  2. habitual eating to excess

    Type Of : intemperance


  1. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

    Synonyms : doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingmabob, thingmajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget
    Type Of : stuff
    Examples :
    • there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use
  2. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

    Synonyms : appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, widget
    Type Of : device


  1. remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense

    Synonyms : guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience
    Type Of : compunction, remorse, self-reproach
  2. the state of having committed an offense

    Synonyms : guiltiness
    Antonyms : innocence
    Type Of : condition, status


  1. a Christian as contrasted with a Jew

    Synonyms : goy, non-jew
    Type Of : christian
  2. a person who does not acknowledge your god

    Synonyms : heathen, infidel, pagan
    Type Of : nonreligious person
  3. a Christian

    Type Of : christian
    Examples :
    • Christians refer to themselves as gentiles
  4. a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus

    Type Of : soul, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone
  5. belonging to or characteristic of non-Jewish peoples


  1. high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

    Synonyms : grandiloquence, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric
    Type Of : expressive style, style
    Examples :
    • the grandiosity of his prose


  1. acting generously

    Synonyms : unselfishness
    Type Of : share-out, sharing
  2. the trait of being willing to give your money or time

    Synonyms : generousness
    Antonyms : stinginess
    Type Of : kindness