1. a special way of doing something

    Synonyms : bent, hang
    Type Of : endowment, gift, natural endowment, talent
    Examples :
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble


  1. a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school

    Type Of : preschool


  1. accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

    Synonyms : acknowledge, recognise, recognize
    Type Of : accept
    Examples :
    • The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
  2. have sexual intercourse with

    Synonyms : 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 with
    Type Of : pair, mate, couple, copulate
  3. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

    Synonyms : experience, live
    Type Of : go through, experience, see
    Examples :
    • I know the feeling!
    • have you ever known hunger?
  4. be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about

    Synonyms : cognise, cognize
    Antonyms : ignore
    Examples :
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time
  5. be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

    Type Of : severalize, secernate, secern, separate, tell apart, differentiate, distinguish, severalise, tell
    Examples :
    • The child knows right from wrong
  6. be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt

    Examples :
    • I know that I left the key on the table
  7. be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object

    Examples :
    • 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
  8. have fixed in the mind

    Examples :
    • I know Latin
    • This student knows her irregular verbs
    • Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?
  9. know how to do or perform something

    Examples :
    • She knows how to knit
    • Does your husband know how to cook?
  10. know the nature or character of

    Type Of : realize, realise, agnise, recognise, recognize, agnize
  11. perceive as familiar

    Type Of : think, remember, retrieve, recall, call up, call back, recollect
    Examples :
    • I know this voice!
  12. the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people

    Type Of : knowing
    Examples :
    • he is always in the know


  1. someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive

    Type Of : appropriator


  1. young domestic cat

    Synonyms : kitten
    Type Of : young mammal
  2. the combined stakes of the betters

    Synonyms : pool
    Type Of : bet, stakes, wager, stake
  3. informal terms referring to a domestic cat

    Synonyms : kitty-cat, puss, pussy, pussycat
    Type Of : felis domesticus, house cat, domestic cat, felis catus
  4. the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

    Synonyms : jackpot, pot
    Type Of : stake, stakes, bet, wager


  1. the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

    Synonyms : donjon, dungeon
    Type Of : stronghold, fastness
  2. maintain by writing regular records

    Synonyms : maintain
    Type Of : enter, record, put down
    Examples :
    • keep a diary
    • keep notes
  3. conform one's action or practice to

    Synonyms : observe
    Antonyms : break
    Examples :
    • keep appointments
    • she never keeps her promises
  4. continue a certain state, condition, or activity

    Synonyms : continue, go along, go on, proceed
    Type Of : act, move
  5. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

    Synonyms : preserve
    Type Of : protect
    Examples :
    • May God keep you
  6. the financial means whereby one lives

    Synonyms : bread and butter, livelihood, living, support, sustenance
    Type Of : resource
    Examples :
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
  7. behave as expected during of holidays or rites

    Synonyms : celebrate, observe
  8. prevent the action or expression of

    Synonyms : hold back, keep back, restrain
    Examples :
    • keep your cool
  9. stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state

    Synonyms : prevent
  10. retain possession of

    Synonyms : hold on
    Antonyms : lose
    Type Of : have got, have, hold
    Examples :
    • Can I keep my old stuffed animals?
  11. supply with necessities and support

    Synonyms : maintain, sustain
    Type Of : have got, have, hold
    Examples :
    • There's little to earn and many to keep
  12. stick to correctly or closely

    Synonyms : maintain, observe
    Examples :
    • keep count
    • I cannot keep track of all my employees
  13. retain rights to

    Synonyms : hold open, keep open, save
    Type Of : hold, reserve, book
    Examples :
    • keep my job for me while I give birth
    • keep my seat, please
    • keep open the possibility of a merger
  14. fail to spoil or rot

    Synonyms : stay fresh
    Type Of : remain, stay, rest
    Examples :
    • These potatoes keep for a long time
  15. a cell in a jail or prison

    Synonyms : hold
    Type Of : prison cell, jail cell, cell
  16. prevent (food) from rotting

    Synonyms : preserve
    Type Of : prepare, make, fix, cook, ready
    Examples :
    • keep potatoes fresh
  17. cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'

    Synonyms : hold, maintain
    Examples :
    • The students keep me on my toes
  18. maintain for use and service

    Synonyms : maintain
    Type Of : have, hold, have got
    Examples :
    • I keep a car in the countryside
    • She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips
  19. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

    Synonyms : continue, keep on, retain
    Type Of : sustain, prolong, keep up
    Examples :
    • The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff
    • Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on
  20. have as a supply

    Type Of : have got, hold, have
    Examples :
    • I always keep batteries in the freezer
    • keep food for a week in the pantry
    • She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator
  21. hold and prevent from leaving

    Type Of : detain, confine
  22. look after; be the keeper of; have charge of

    Type Of : have, have got, hold
    Examples :
    • He keeps the shop when I am gone
  23. raise

    Type Of : farm, raise, grow, produce
    Examples :
    • She keeps a few chickens in the yard
    • he keeps bees
  24. store or keep customarily

    Type Of : store
    Examples :
    • Where do you keep your gardening tools?
  25. supply with room and board

    Type Of : lodge, accommodate
    Examples :
    • He is keeping three women in the guest cottage
    • keep boarders


  1. (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

    Synonyms : family relationship, relationship
    Type Of : relation
  2. a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character

    Synonyms : affinity
    Type Of : relation
    Examples :
    • felt a deep kinship with the other students
    • anthropology's kinship with the humanities


  1. take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

    Synonyms : abduct, nobble, snatch
    Type Of : seize
    Examples :
    • The industrialist's son was kidnapped


  1. a person having kinship with another or others

    Synonyms : family, kinsperson
    Type Of : relative, relation
    Examples :
    • he's kin
  2. group of people related by blood or marriage

    Synonyms : clan, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe
    Type Of : social group
  3. related by blood

    Synonyms : akin, blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineal, consanguineous


  1. bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle

    Synonyms : kingbolt, swivel pin
    Type Of : bolt
  2. the most important person in a group or undertaking

    Synonyms : bigwig, top banana
    Type Of : important person, influential person, personage
  3. the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins

    Synonyms : headpin
    Type Of : bowling pin, pin