1. become one

    Synonyms : unify, unite
    Type Of : integrate
    Examples :
    • the cells merge
  2. join or combine

    Synonyms : unify, unite
    Type Of : alter, modify, change
    Examples :
    • We merged our resources
  3. mix together different elements

    Synonyms : blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, mix
    Type Of : change integrity


  1. liable to sudden unpredictable change

    Synonyms : erratic, fickle, quicksilver
    Examples :
    • mercurial twists of temperament
  2. relating to or containing or caused by mercury

    Examples :
    • mercurial preparations
    • mercurial sore mouth
  3. relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury

  4. relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury


  1. serving for wages in a foreign army

    Synonyms : free-lance, freelance
    Examples :
    • mercenary killers
  2. a person hired to fight for another country than their own

    Synonyms : soldier of fortune
    Type Of : adventurer, venturer
  3. profit oriented

    Synonyms : mercantile, moneymaking
    Examples :
    • a mercenary enterprise
  4. marked by materialism

    Synonyms : materialistic, worldly-minded


  1. given to lying

    Examples :
    • a mendacious child
  2. intentionally untrue

    Examples :
    • a mendacious statement


  1. the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition

    Synonyms : zoo, zoological garden
    Type Of : facility, installation
  2. a collection of live animals for study or display

    Type Of : accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


  1. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

    Synonyms : high
  2. softened through age or experience

    Synonyms : mellowed
    Examples :
    • mellow wisdom
    • the peace of mellow age
  3. become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

    Synonyms : mellow out, melt
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • With age, he mellowed
  4. having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging

    Synonyms : mellowed
    Examples :
    • a mellow port
    • mellowed fruit
  5. unhurried and relaxed

    Synonyms : laid-back
    Examples :
    • a mellow conversation
  6. in a mellow manner

    Synonyms : mellowly
  7. make or grow (more) mellow

    Type Of : soften
    Examples :
    • These apples need to mellow a bit more
    • The sun mellowed the fruit
  8. soften, make mellow

    Type Of : soften
    Examples :
    • Age and experience mellowed him over the years


  1. an aimless amble on a winding course

    Synonyms : ramble
    Type Of : amble, perambulation, promenade, saunter, stroll
  2. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

    Synonyms : thread, wander, weave, wind
    Type Of : go, locomote, move, travel
    Examples :
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
  3. a bend or curve, as in a stream or river

    Type Of : curved shape, curve


  1. deficient in amount or quality or extent

    Synonyms : meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy
    Antonyms : ample
    Examples :
    • meager resources
    • meager fare


  1. independent in behavior or thought

    Synonyms : irregular, unorthodox
    Examples :
    • maverick politicians
  2. someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

    Synonyms : rebel
    Type Of : nonconformist, recusant
  3. an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

    Type Of : calf


  1. a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line

    Synonyms : matriarchate
    Type Of : social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure