1. a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

    Synonyms : monument
    Type Of : construction, structure
  2. a recognition of meritorious service

    Synonyms : commemoration, remembrance
    Type Of : recognition, credit
  3. a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

    Type Of : substance, subject matter, message, content


  1. English film actor (1909-1984)

    Synonyms : james mason, james neville mason
  2. a craftsman who works with stone or brick

    Synonyms : stonemason
    Type Of : craftsman, artificer, artisan, journeyman
  3. English writer (1865-1948)

    Synonyms : a. e. w. mason, alfred edward woodley mason
  4. American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)

    Synonyms : george mason
  5. a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love

    Synonyms : freemason
    Type Of : brother


  1. the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman

    Synonyms : chef-d'oeuvre
    Type Of : piece of work, work
  2. an outstanding achievement

    Type Of : accomplishment, achievement


  1. the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money

    Synonyms : marketing, selling
    Type Of : commercialism, commerce, mercantilism


  1. a sudden short attack

    Synonyms : foray, raid
    Type Of : penetration, incursion
  2. raid and rove in search of booty

    Type Of : raid, foray into
    Examples :
    • marauding rebels overran the countryside


  1. the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

    Synonyms : ob, obstetrics, tocology
    Type Of : medical specialty, medicine
  2. assisting women at childbirth

    Type Of : delivery, obstetrical delivery


  1. the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia

    Synonyms : mediterranean sea
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea


  1. fail to function or function improperly

    Synonyms : misfunction
    Antonyms : function
    Type Of : conk out, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad, die, break, break down
    Examples :
    • the coffee maker malfunctioned
  2. a failure to function normally

    Type Of : failure


  1. produced by a manufacturing process

    Examples :
    • bought some made goods at the local store; rope and nails
  2. successful or assured of success

    Examples :
    • now I am a made man forever
  3. (of a bed) having the sheets and blankets set in order

    Antonyms : unmade
    Examples :
    • a neatly made bed


  1. cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

    Synonyms : alter, change
  2. add a modifier to a constituent

    Synonyms : qualify
    Type Of : add
  3. make less severe or harsh or extreme

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite