1. cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds

    Type Of : textile, fabric, material, cloth
  2. fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers

    Type Of : fiber, fibre


  1. hang loosely or laxly

    Synonyms : droop
    Type Of : drop, swing, dangle
    Examples :
    • His tongue lolled
  2. be lazy or idle

    Synonyms : arse about, arse around, bum, bum about, bum around, frig around, fuck off, loaf, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, waste one's time
    Type Of : laze, idle, slug, stagnate


  1. cause to puff up with a leaven

    Synonyms : prove, raise
    Type Of : get up, lift, bring up, raise, elevate
    Examples :
    • unleavened bread
  2. an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something

    Synonyms : leavening
    Type Of : imponderable
    Examples :
    • his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor
  3. a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

    Synonyms : leavening
    Type Of : substance


  1. a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses

    Synonyms : spleen
    Type Of : lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue
  2. the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged

    Type Of : security interest


  1. a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)

    Type Of : reception
  2. an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing

    Type Of : embankment
  3. a pier that provides a landing place on a river

    Type Of : dock, pier, wharf, wharfage


  1. move heavily or clumsily

    Synonyms : pound
    Type Of : walk
    Examples :
    • The heavy man lumbered across the room
  2. cut lumber, as in woods and forests

    Synonyms : log
    Type Of : drop, strike down, fell, cut down
  3. the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

    Synonyms : timber
    Type Of : building material
  4. an implement used in baseball by the batter

    Synonyms : baseball bat
    Type Of : baseball equipment, bat


  1. a blank gap or missing part

    Synonyms : blank
    Type Of : crack, gap


  1. a feeling of lack of interest or energy

    Synonyms : languor, listlessness
    Type Of : apathy
  2. weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

    Synonyms : inanition, lethargy, slackness
    Type Of : weakness
  3. a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)

    Synonyms : lethargy, sluggishness
    Type Of : torpidity, torpor


  1. a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

    Synonyms : guiding light, leading light, notability, notable
    Type Of : celebrity, famous person


  1. a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba

    Type Of : rhyme, verse
  2. port city in southwestern Ireland