1. the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system

    Synonyms : practice of law
    Type Of : learned profession
    Examples :
    • he studied law at Yale
  2. a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

    Synonyms : natural law
    Type Of : concept, construct, conception
  3. the collection of rules imposed by authority

    Synonyms : jurisprudence
    Type Of : collection, assemblage, accumulation, aggregation
    Examples :
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
  4. the force of policemen and officers

    Synonyms : constabulary, police, police force
    Type Of : force, personnel, law enforcement agency
    Examples :
    • the law came looking for him
  5. the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

    Synonyms : jurisprudence, legal philosophy
    Type Of : philosophy
  6. a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

    Synonyms : law of nature
    Type Of : construct, concept, conception
    Examples :
    • the laws of thermodynamics
  7. legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity

    Type Of : legal document, legal instrument, instrument, official document
    Examples :
    • there is a law against kidnapping


  1. property that is leased or rented out or let

    Synonyms : lease, rental
    Type Of : property, holding, belongings


  1. wind around something in coils or loops

    Synonyms : coil, curl
    Type Of : roll, wrap, twine, wind
  2. a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates

    Synonyms : closed circuit
    Type Of : circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit
  3. a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane

    Synonyms : loop-the-loop
    Type Of : flight maneuver, airplane maneuver
  4. fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

    Synonyms : cringle, eyelet, grommet, grummet
    Type Of : fixing, fastening, fastener, holdfast
  5. (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

    Synonyms : iteration
    Type Of : physical process, process
  6. make a loop in

    Synonyms : intertwine
    Type Of : entwine, knit
    Examples :
    • loop a rope
  7. the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component

    Synonyms : loop topology
    Type Of : topology, network topology
  8. a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied

    Type Of : program, programme, computer program, computer programme
  9. an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)

    Type Of : inner circle, clique, coterie, camp, pack, ingroup
    Examples :
    • he's no longer in the loop
  10. an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop

    Type Of : iud, intrauterine device
  11. anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

    Type Of : jordan curve, simple closed curve
  12. fasten or join with a loop

    Type Of : tie, bind
    Examples :
    • He looped the watch through his belt
  13. fly loops, perform a loop

    Type Of : circle
    Examples :
    • the stunt pilot looped his plane
  14. move in loops

    Type Of : circle
    Examples :
    • The bicycle looped around the tree
  15. the basic pattern of the human fingerprint

    Type Of : fingerprint


  1. putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law

    Type Of : execution, murder, slaying


  1. the act of hearing attentively

    Synonyms : hearing
    Type Of : perception, sensing
    Examples :
    • you can learn a lot by just listening


  1. diode such that light emitted at a p-n junction is proportional to the bias current; color depends on the material used

    Synonyms : light-emitting diode
    Type Of : semiconductor diode, crystal rectifier, diode, junction rectifier

lunar eclipse

  1. the earth interrupts light shining on the moon

    Type Of : eclipse, occultation


  1. the quality of being deadly

    Synonyms : deadliness
    Type Of : morbidity, morbidness, unwholesomeness


  1. cases used to carry belongings when traveling

    Synonyms : baggage
    Type Of : case


  1. having legal efficacy or force

    Synonyms : effectual, sound
  2. allowed by official rules

    Examples :
    • a legal pass receiver
  3. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules

    Antonyms : illegal
  4. of or relating to jurisprudence

    Examples :
    • legal loophole
  5. relating to or characteristic of the profession of law

    Examples :
    • the legal profession