1. have force or influence; bring about an effect or change

    Type Of : act upon, influence, work
    Examples :
    • Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed


  1. a person of subnormal intelligence

    Synonyms : changeling, cretin, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, retard
    Type Of : simple, simpleton
  2. a city in Argentina, to the west of Buenos Aires


  1. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

    Synonyms : metaphoric
    Examples :
    • a metaphorical expression


  1. characterized by method and orderliness

    Examples :
    • a methodical scholar


  1. the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case

    Synonyms : lower-case letter, lowercase, small letter
    Type Of : grapheme, graph, character, graphic symbol
  2. of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries

    Synonyms : minuscular
    Antonyms : majuscule
  3. lowercase

    Synonyms : little, small
    Examples :
    • e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
  4. extremely small

    Synonyms : miniscule
    Examples :
    • a minuscule kitchen
    • a minuscule amount of rain fell
  5. a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

    Type Of : longhand, cursive, cursive script, running hand


  1. someone who practices monogamy (one spouse at a time)

    Synonyms : monogynist
    Type Of : better half, married person, mate, partner, spouse


  1. one of two (approximately) equal parts

    Synonyms : mediety
    Type Of : half, one-half
  2. one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe

    Type Of : social group


  1. a written message addressed to a person or organization

    Synonyms : letter
    Type Of : text, document, textual matter


  1. an unchanging intonation

    Synonyms : drone, droning
    Type Of : modulation, pitch contour, intonation
  2. of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value

    Synonyms : monotonic
  3. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

    Synonyms : flat, monotonic, monotonous
  4. a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)

    Type Of : note, musical note, tone


  1. the act of making something (a product) from raw materials

    Synonyms : fabrication, manufacture
    Type Of : creating from raw materials
    Examples :
    • manufacturing is vital to Great Britain