1. feeding only on plants

    Antonyms : carnivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous


  1. praise vociferously

    Synonyms : acclaim, herald
    Type Of : applaud
    Examples :
    • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein
  2. be a native of

    Synonyms : come
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • She hails from Kalamazoo
  3. greet enthusiastically or joyfully

    Synonyms : herald
    Type Of : greet, recognize, recognise
  4. call for

    Type Of : send for, call
    Examples :
    • hail a cab
  5. enthusiastic greeting

    Type Of : salutation, greeting
  6. many objects thrown forcefully through the air

    Type Of : physical object, object
    Examples :
    • a hail of pebbles
    • a hail of bullets
  7. precipitate as small ice particles

    Type Of : fall, precipitate, come down
    Examples :
    • It hailed for an hour
  8. precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents

    Type Of : precipitation, downfall


  1. the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)

    Type Of : wood


  1. having or covered with hair

    Synonyms : haired, hairy


  1. a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

    Synonyms : homemaker, lady of the house, woman of the house
    Type Of : married woman, wife


  1. United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)

    Synonyms : w. c. handy, william christopher handy
  2. easy to reach

    Synonyms : ready to hand
    Examples :
    • found a handy spot for the can opener
  3. skillful with the hands

    Examples :
    • handy with an axe
  4. useful and convenient

    Examples :
    • a handy gadget


  1. large in amount or extent or degree

    Synonyms : goodish, goodly, healthy, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy
    Examples :
    • received a hefty bonus
  2. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    Synonyms : brawny, muscular, powerful, sinewy
    Examples :
    • a hefty athlete
  3. of considerable weight and size

    Examples :
    • a hefty dictionary


  1. in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

    Synonyms : dormant, torpid
    Examples :
    • a hibernating bear


  1. a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

    Synonyms : anthem
    Type Of : religious song
  2. praise by singing a hymn

    Type Of : glorify, laud, exalt, extol, proclaim
    Examples :
    • They hymned their love of God
  3. sing a hymn

    Type Of : sing


  1. someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections

    Synonyms : badgerer
    Type Of : bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler