a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on itSynonyms : kettledrum, timpani, tympani, tympanumType Of : percussion instrument, percussive instrument
the quantity a kettle will holdSynonyms : kettlefulType Of : containerful
a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lidSynonyms : boilerType Of : pot
(geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial depositsSynonyms : kettle holeType Of : hollow, hole
(rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)Type Of : play
abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakiaType Of : astigmatism, astigmia
a male relativeType Of : relation, relative
singing popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)Type Of : singing, vocalizing
a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)Synonyms : horseType Of : chess piece, chessman
raise (someone) to knighthoodSynonyms : dubType Of : gentle, ennoble, entitleExamples :
- The Beatles were knighted
originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal meritType Of : male aristocrat
a special way of doing somethingSynonyms : bent, hangType Of : endowment, gift, natural endowment, talentExamples :
- he had a special knack for getting into trouble
a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary schoolType Of : preschool
accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authoritySynonyms : acknowledge, recognise, recognizeType Of : acceptExamples :
- The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
have sexual intercourse withSynonyms : bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep withType Of : pair, mate, couple, copulate
have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensationsSynonyms : experience, liveType Of : go through, experience, seeExamples :
- I know the feeling!
- have you ever known hunger?
be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information aboutSynonyms : cognise, cognizeAntonyms : ignoreExamples :
- I know that the President lied to the people
- I want to know who is winning the game!
- I know it's time
be able to distinguish, recognize as being differentType Of : severalize, secernate, secern, separate, tell apart, differentiate, distinguish, severalise, tellExamples :
- The child knows right from wrong
be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubtExamples :
- I know that I left the key on the table
be familiar or acquainted with a person or an objectExamples :
- She doesn't know this composer
- Do you know my sister?
- We know this movie
- I know him under a different name
- This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily
have fixed in the mindExamples :
- I know Latin
- This student knows her irregular verbs
- Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?
know how to do or perform somethingExamples :
- She knows how to knit
- Does your husband know how to cook?
know the nature or character ofType Of : realize, realise, agnise, recognise, recognize, agnize
perceive as familiarType Of : think, remember, retrieve, recall, call up, call back, recollectExamples :
- I know this voice!
the fact of being aware of information that is known to few peopleType Of : knowingExamples :
- he is always in the know
someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motiveType Of : appropriator