1. the ability to read and write

    Antonyms : illiteracy
    Type Of : accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment, skill


  1. decrease in size, extent, or range

    Synonyms : decrease, diminish, fall
    Type Of : change magnitude
  2. make smaller

    Synonyms : decrease, minify
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
  3. wear off or die down

    Synonyms : subside
    Type Of : weaken


  1. framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal

    Synonyms : fretwork, latticework
    Type Of : frame, framework
  2. small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

    Synonyms : grille, wicket
    Type Of : opening
  3. an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions

    Type Of : arrangement, organisation, organization, system


  1. a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery

    Synonyms : lube, lubricating substance, lubricator
    Type Of : substance


  1. a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study

    Synonyms : depository library
    Type Of : depositary, depository, deposit, repository
  2. (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use

    Synonyms : program library, subroutine library
    Type Of : aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage
  3. a building that houses a collection of books and other materials

    Type Of : edifice, building
  4. a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing

    Type Of : accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
  5. a room where books are kept

    Type Of : room
    Examples :
    • they had brandy in the library


  1. a titled peer of the realm

    Synonyms : noble, nobleman
    Antonyms : lady
    Type Of : male aristocrat
  2. a person who has general authority over others

    Synonyms : master, overlord
    Type Of : swayer, ruler
  3. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

    Synonyms : almighty, creator, divine, god almighty, godhead, jehovah, maker
  4. make a lord of someone

    Type Of : gentle, ennoble, entitle


  1. someone who violates the law

    Synonyms : law offender, violator
    Type Of : criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw


  1. designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

    Synonyms : additive
    Antonyms : nonlinear
  2. of or in or along or relating to a line; involving or having a single dimension

    Synonyms : one-dimensional
    Antonyms : cubic, planar
    Examples :
    • a linear measurement
  3. (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

    Synonyms : elongate
  4. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input

    Synonyms : analog, analogue
    Examples :
    • linear amplifier
  5. measured lengthwise

    Synonyms : running


  1. a mistake resulting from inattention

    Synonyms : oversight
    Type Of : mistake, fault, error
  2. pass into a specified state or condition

    Synonyms : pass, sink
    Type Of : move
  3. pass by

    Synonyms : elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
    Type Of : pass on, move on, march on, go on, advance, progress
    Examples :
    • three years elapsed
  4. go back to bad behavior

    Synonyms : fall back, recidivate, regress, relapse, retrogress
    Type Of : revert, turn back, regress, retrovert, return
  5. drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

    Synonyms : backslide
    Type Of : slip, drop away, drop off, fall away
  6. a failure to maintain a higher state

    Synonyms : backsliding, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting
    Type Of : failure
  7. a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

    Type Of : suspension, intermission, interruption, pause, break
    Examples :
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters
  8. end, at least for a long time

    Type Of : stop, finish, cease, terminate, end
    Examples :
    • The correspondence lapsed
  9. let slip

    Type Of : waive, forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard
    Examples :
    • He lapsed his membership


  1. weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

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

    Synonyms : lassitude, sluggishness
    Type Of : torpidity, torpor
  3. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

    Synonyms : flatness, languor, phlegm, sluggishness
    Type Of : inertia, inactiveness, inactivity