1. English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)

    Synonyms : alec guinness, sir alec guinness
  2. a kind of bitter stout

    Type Of : stout


  1. provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

    Synonyms : annotate, comment
    Type Of : interpret, rede
  2. give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

    Synonyms : color, colour
    Type Of : apologize, rationalise, excuse, apologise, rationalize
  3. an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field

    Synonyms : glossary
    Type Of : wordbook
  4. an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

    Synonyms : color, colour, semblance
    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
    Examples :
    • he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction
  5. the property of being smooth and shiny

    Synonyms : burnish, glossiness, polish
    Type Of : radiance, refulgence, refulgency, shine, smoothness, effulgence, radiancy
  6. an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

    Synonyms : rubric
    Type Of : account, explanation
  7. give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing

    Type Of : polish, shine, smooth, smoothen
  8. provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase

    Type Of : translate, render, interpret


  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