1. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

    Synonyms : mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary


  1. assign great social importance to

    Synonyms : celebrate, lionise
    Type Of : abide by, honor, honour, observe, respect
    Examples :
    • The tenor was lionized in Vienna


  1. worthy of high praise

    Synonyms : applaudable, commendable, praiseworthy
    Examples :
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions


  1. censure severely or angrily

    Synonyms : bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce
    Type Of : criticise, pick apart, criticize, knock
  2. beat with a cane

    Synonyms : cane, flog, lambaste
    Type Of : beat, beat up, work over


  1. sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people

    Synonyms : love life, lovemaking, making love, sexual love
    Type Of : sex activity, sex, sexual practice, sexual activity
    Examples :
    • his lovemaking disgusted her
    • he hadn't had any love in months
    • he has a very complicated love life
  2. any object of warm affection or devotion

    Synonyms : passion
    Type Of : object
    Examples :
    • the theater was her first love
  3. a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

    Synonyms : beloved, dear, dearest, honey
    Type Of : lover
  4. get pleasure from

    Synonyms : enjoy
    Type Of : like
    Examples :
    • I love cooking
  5. 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, know, lie with, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with
    Type Of : copulate, couple, mate, pair
  6. a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction

    Synonyms : erotic love, sexual love
    Type Of : concupiscence, sexual desire, physical attraction, eros
    Examples :
    • their love left them indifferent to their surroundings
    • she was his first love
  7. a score of zero in tennis or squash

    Type Of : score
    Examples :
    • it was 40 love
  8. a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

    Antonyms : hate
    Type Of : emotion
    Examples :
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  9. be enamored or in love with

    Examples :
    • She loves her husband deeply
  10. have a great affection or liking for

    Antonyms : hate
    Examples :
    • I love French food
    • She loves her boss and works hard for him


  1. provide housing for

    Synonyms : accommodate
    Type Of : house, put up, domiciliate
  2. a small (rustic) house used as a temporary shelter

    Synonyms : hunting lodge
    Type Of : house
  3. put, fix, force, or implant

    Synonyms : deposit, stick, wedge
    Antonyms : dislodge
    Type Of : fix, secure, fasten
    Examples :
    • lodge a bullet in the table
  4. any of various Native American dwellings

    Synonyms : indian lodge
    Type Of : home, dwelling house, habitation, domicile, abode, dwelling
  5. file a formal charge against

    Synonyms : charge, file
    Type Of : incriminate, accuse, criminate, impeach
  6. a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

    Synonyms : auberge, hostel, hostelry, inn
    Type Of : hotel
  7. a formal association of people with similar interests

    Synonyms : club, gild, guild, order, social club, society
    Type Of : association
  8. English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)

    Synonyms : sir oliver joseph lodge, sir oliver lodge
  9. be a lodger; stay temporarily

    Type Of : live, inhabit, populate, dwell
  10. small house at the entrance to the grounds of a country mansion; usually occupied by a gatekeeper or gardener

    Type Of : gatehouse


  1. (pathology) not presently active

    Examples :
    • latent infection
    • latent diabetes
  2. potentially existing but not presently evident or realized

    Examples :
    • a latent fingerprint
    • latent talent


  1. a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine

    Synonyms : eucharist, eucharistic liturgy, holy eucharist, holy sacrament, lord's supper, sacrament of the eucharist
    Type Of : sacrament
  2. a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship

    Type Of : rite, religious rite


  1. clear and bright

    Synonyms : liquid
    Examples :
    • limpid blue eyes
  2. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

    Synonyms : crystal clear, lucid, luculent, pellucid, perspicuous
    Examples :
    • writes in a limpid style
  3. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

    Synonyms : crystal clear, crystalline, lucid, pellucid, transparent
    Examples :
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool


  1. a slow pace of running

    Synonyms : jog, trot
    Type Of : locomotion, travel
  2. a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop

    Synonyms : canter
    Type Of : gait
  3. run easily

    Type Of : run