1. commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific

    Synonyms : clupea harangus
    Type Of : food fish, clupeid, clupeid fish
  2. valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled

    Type Of : saltwater fish


  1. divide or connect with a hyphen

    Synonyms : hyphen
    Type Of : spell, write
    Examples :
    • hyphenate these words and names


  1. (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance

    Type Of : belongings, holding, property
  2. something that has been in a family for generations

    Type Of : inheritance, heritage


  1. horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball

    Synonyms : basket, basketball hoop
    Type Of : goal, basketball equipment
  2. a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling

    Synonyms : ring
    Type Of : band
    Examples :
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse
  3. a small arch used as croquet equipment

    Synonyms : wicket
    Type Of : croquet equipment
  4. a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt

    Type Of : underframe, frame, skeletal frame, skeleton
  5. bind or fasten with a hoop

    Type Of : encircle, gird
    Examples :
    • hoop vats


  1. a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

    Synonyms : delusion
    Type Of : misconception
    Examples :
    • his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination
  2. an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

    Type Of : object
    Examples :
    • he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination
  3. illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder

    Type Of : delusion, psychotic belief


  1. detected or perceived by the sense of hearing

    Examples :
    • a conversation heard through the wall


  1. a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose

    Synonyms : assemblage
    Type Of : system
  2. a device providing a connection between a power source and a user

    Type Of : connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion
    Examples :
    • some campsites have electrical hookups for trailers


  1. annoy continually or chronically

    Synonyms : beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke
    Type Of : gravel, chafe, irritate, nark, vex, nettle, devil, rag, annoy, bother, get at, get to, rile
    Examples :
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  2. exhaust by attacking repeatedly

    Type Of : attack, aggress
    Examples :
    • harass the enemy


  1. continually recurring to the mind

    Synonyms : persistent
    Examples :
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty
  2. having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect

    Examples :
    • from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration


  1. the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era; the Muslim calendar begins in that year

    Synonyms : hejira
  2. a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment

    Synonyms : exodus, hejira
    Type Of : escape, flight