must

  1. the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

    Synonyms : moldiness, mustiness
    Type Of : staleness
  2. a necessary or essential thing

    Type Of : essential, necessity, requirement, requisite, necessary
    Examples :
    • seat belts are an absolute must
  3. grape juice before or during fermentation

    Type Of : grape juice
  4. highly recommended

    Examples :
    • a book that is must reading

modesty

  1. freedom from vanity or conceit

    Synonyms : modestness
    Antonyms : immodesty
    Type Of : decency
  2. formality and propriety of manner

    Synonyms : reserve
    Type Of : correctitude, properness, propriety

misogamist

  1. a person who hates marriage

    Type Of : individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

monoculture

  1. the cultivation of a single crop (on a farm or area or country)

    Type Of : culture

molecule

  1. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

    Synonyms : atom, corpuscle, mote, particle, speck
    Type Of : stuff, material
  2. (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

    Type Of : unit, building block

majority

  1. (elections) more than half of the votes

    Synonyms : absolute majority
    Type Of : relative quantity
  2. the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part

    Synonyms : bulk
    Antonyms : minority
    Type Of : number, figure
    Examples :
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
  3. the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

    Synonyms : legal age
    Antonyms : minority
    Type Of : age, eld

mortuary

  1. a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation

    Synonyms : dead room, morgue
    Type Of : edifice, building
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of death

  3. of or relating to a funeral

multiplication

  1. the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

    Synonyms : generation, propagation
    Type Of : procreation, reproduction, facts of life, breeding
  2. an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed

    Synonyms : times
    Type Of : arithmetic operation
    Examples :
    • the multiplication of four by three gives twelve
  3. a multiplicative increase

    Type Of : growth, increment, increase
    Examples :
    • repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors
    • this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth

medicinal

  1. having the properties of medicine

    Synonyms : medicative
    Examples :
    • medicinal herbs
    • medicinal properties

measure

  1. a statute in draft before it becomes law

    Synonyms : bill
    Type Of : instrument, legal instrument, official document, legal document
  2. how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

    Synonyms : amount, quantity
    Type Of : abstract entity, abstraction
  3. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

    Synonyms : criterion, standard, touchstone
    Type Of : metric, system of measurement
    Examples :
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  4. any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

    Synonyms : step
    Type Of : tactical manoeuvre, manoeuvre, maneuver, tactical maneuver
    Examples :
    • the situation called for strong measures
  5. determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

    Synonyms : measure out, mensurate
    Type Of : determine, make up one's mind, decide
  6. the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

    Synonyms : measurement, measuring, mensuration
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • the measurements were carefully done
  7. express as a number or measure or quantity

    Synonyms : quantify
    Type Of : express, carry, convey
  8. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

    Synonyms : beat, cadence, meter, metre
    Type Of : prosody, rhythmic pattern, poetic rhythm
  9. measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

    Synonyms : measuring rod, measuring stick
    Type Of : measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
  10. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

    Synonyms : bar
    Type Of : musical notation
  11. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

    Synonyms : appraise, assess, evaluate, valuate, value
    Type Of : judge, evaluate, pass judgment
  12. a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance

    Type Of : container
  13. have certain dimensions

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches