1. a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve

    Type Of : heart, center, eye, centre, middle
    Examples :
    • the playground is the hub of parental supervision
    • the airport is the economic hub of the area
  2. the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes

    Type Of : portion, part


  1. unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

    Synonyms : buncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, rot
    Type Of : garbage, drivel


  1. either half of the cerebrum

    Synonyms : cerebral hemisphere
    Type Of : neural structure
  2. half of a sphere

    Type Of : subfigure
  3. half of the terrestrial globe

    Type Of : geographical region, geographical area, geographic region, geographic area


  1. the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body

    Synonyms : pecking order, power structure
    Type Of : organization, organisation
  2. a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system

    Type Of : series
    Examples :
    • put honesty first in her hierarchy of values


  1. anything that serves as an enticement

    Synonyms : bait, come-on, lure, sweetener
    Type Of : temptation, enticement
  2. make off with belongings of others

    Synonyms : abstract, cabbage, filch, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe
    Type Of : rip off, rip, steal
  3. approach with an offer of sexual favors

    Synonyms : accost, solicit
    Type Of : offer
  4. take by theft

    Synonyms : cop, glom, knock off, snitch, thieve
    Type Of : rip off, steal, rip
  5. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

    Synonyms : draw, hooking
    Type Of : swing, golf shot, golf stroke
    Examples :
    • he took lessons to cure his hooking
  6. a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

    Synonyms : crotchet
    Type Of : curve, curved shape
  7. to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

    Synonyms : addict
    Type Of : accustom, habituate
  8. a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

    Synonyms : claw
    Type Of : mechanical device
  9. make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle

    Synonyms : crochet
    Type Of : intertwine, loop
  10. rip off; ask an unreasonable price

    Synonyms : fleece, gazump, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge
    Type Of : rip off, chisel, cheat
  11. entice and trap

    Synonyms : snare
    Type Of : entice, lure, tempt
  12. a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket

    Synonyms : hook shot
    Type Of : basketball shot
  13. a catch for locking a door

    Type Of : catch
  14. a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

    Type Of : implement
  15. a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

    Type Of : clout, poke, punch, slug, biff, lick
  16. catch with a hook

    Type Of : catch, take hold of, grab
    Examples :
    • hook a fish
  17. fasten with a hook

    Antonyms : unhook
    Type Of : fix, secure, fasten
  18. hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left

    Type Of : hit
  19. hit with a hook

    Type Of : hit
    Examples :
    • His opponent hooked him badly
  20. secure with the foot

    Type Of : play
    Examples :
    • hook the ball


  1. a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)

    Type Of : biography, life, life history, life story


  1. done with very great haste and without due deliberation

    Synonyms : overhasty, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous
    Examples :
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
  2. excessively quick

    Synonyms : headlong
    Examples :
    • made a hasty exit


  1. containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor

    Examples :
    • humid air
    • humid weather


  1. desire strongly or persistently

    Synonyms : long, yearn
    Type Of : desire, want


  1. intense aversion

    Synonyms : repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
    Type Of : disgust
  2. intense and profound fear

    Type Of : fear, fearfulness, fright
  3. something that inspires horror; something horrible

    Type Of : thing
    Examples :
    • the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him