1. an indefinitely short time

    Synonyms : bit, mo, moment, second
    Type Of : time
    Examples :
    • it only takes a minute
  2. infinitely or immeasurably small

    Synonyms : infinitesimal
    Examples :
    • two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
  3. a particular point in time

    Synonyms : instant, moment, second
    Type Of : point in time, point
  4. a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

    Synonyms : min
    Type Of : unit of time, time unit
    Examples :
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  5. distance measured by the time taken to cover it

    Synonyms : hour
    Type Of : distance
    Examples :
    • its just 10 minutes away
  6. characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

    Synonyms : narrow
    Examples :
    • a minute inspection of the grounds
    • an exact and minute report
  7. a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

    Synonyms : arcminute, minute of arc
    Type Of : angular unit
  8. a short note

    Type Of : note
    Examples :
    • the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting


  1. cook or heat in a microwave oven

    Synonyms : micro-cook, nuke, zap
    Type Of : cook
    Examples :
    • You can microwave the leftovers
  2. kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food

    Synonyms : microwave oven
    Type Of : kitchen appliance
  3. a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data

    Type Of : electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation, electromagnetic radiation


  1. a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects

    Type Of : mineral


  1. artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

    Synonyms : cloth, fabric, textile
    Type Of : artifact, artefact
    Examples :
    • she measured off enough material for a dress
  2. having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

    Synonyms : real, substantial
  3. having material or physical form or substance

    Synonyms : corporeal
  4. the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

    Synonyms : stuff
    Type Of : substance
    Examples :
    • coal is a hard black material
  5. a person judged suitable for admission or employment

    Type Of : applicant, applier
    Examples :
    • he was university material
    • she was vice-presidential material
  6. concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being

    Examples :
    • material needs
    • the moral and material welfare of all good citizens
  7. concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests

    Examples :
    • material possessions
    • material wealth
    • material comforts
  8. derived from or composed of matter

    Antonyms : immaterial
    Examples :
    • the material universe
  9. directly relevant to a matter especially a law case

    Antonyms : immaterial
    Examples :
    • his support made a material difference
    • evidence material to the issue at hand
    • facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts
    • a material witness
  10. information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form

    Type Of : info, information
    Examples :
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography
  11. things needed for doing or making something

    Type Of : equipment
    Examples :
    • writing materials
    • useful teaching materials


  1. dark or gloomy

    Synonyms : mirky
    Examples :
    • a murky dungeon
    • murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps
  2. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

    Synonyms : cloudy, mirky, muddy, turbid
    Examples :
    • murky waters


  1. care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.

    Type Of : neaten, groom
  2. professional care for the hands and fingernails

    Type Of : beauty treatment, care, aid, tending, attention
  3. trim carefully and neatly

    Type Of : cut
    Examples :
    • manicure fingernails


  1. relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people

    Synonyms : marginalise
    Type Of : interact
    Examples :
    • We must not marginalize the poor in our society


  1. a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

    Synonyms : charlatan
    Type Of : trickster, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, beguiler


  1. dignified manner or conduct

    Synonyms : bearing, comportment, presence
    Type Of : manner, personal manner


  1. spread manure, as for fertilization

    Synonyms : muck
    Type Of : scatter, spread, spread out
  2. any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material

    Type Of : organic, organic fertiliser, organic fertilizer