1. continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature

    Synonyms : speculation
    Type Of : reflection, contemplation, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness
    Examples :
    • the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge
  2. (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

    Type Of : reflexion, musing, reflection, contemplation, rumination, thoughtfulness


  1. a person who knows only one language

    Type Of : individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
  2. using or knowing only one language

    Antonyms : multilingual
    Examples :
    • monolingual speakers
    • a monolingual dictionary


  1. glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together

    Type Of : glove


  1. aroused to impatience or anger

    Synonyms : annoyed, irritated, nettled, peeved, pissed, pissed off, riled, roiled, steamed, stung


  1. a small reddish planet that is the 4th from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye; minerals rich in iron cover its surface and are responsible for its characteristic color

    Synonyms : red planet
  2. (Roman mythology) Roman god of war and agriculture; father of Romulus and Remus; counterpart of Greek Ares


  1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

    Synonyms : compeer, equal, peer
    Type Of : person, somebody, soul, mortal, someone, individual
  2. set into opposition or rivalry

    Synonyms : oppose, pit, play off
    Type Of : face, confront
    Examples :
    • let them match their best athletes against ours
  3. be equal to in quality or ability

    Synonyms : equal, rival, touch
    Type Of : compete, vie, contend
    Examples :
    • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents
  4. lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction

    Synonyms : friction match, lucifer
    Type Of : ignitor, igniter, lighter, light
    Examples :
    • he always carries matches to light his pipe
  5. make correspond or harmonize

    Synonyms : fit
    Type Of : correct, set, adjust
  6. a pair of people who live together

    Synonyms : couple, mates
    Type Of : family unit, family
  7. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

    Synonyms : equal, equalise, equalize, equate
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • The company matched the discount policy of its competitors
  8. bring two objects, ideas, or people together

    Synonyms : couple, mate, pair, twin
    Type Of : join
    Examples :
    • Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?
  9. a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

    Synonyms : catch
    Type Of : grownup, adult
  10. an exact duplicate

    Synonyms : mate
    Type Of : duplicate, duplication
    Examples :
    • when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook
  11. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

    Synonyms : agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, tally
    Type Of : be, equal
    Examples :
    • The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun
  12. a burning piece of wood or cardboard

    Type Of : light, ignitor, igniter, lighter
    Examples :
    • if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode
  13. a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

    Type Of : contest, competition
  14. be equal or harmonize

    Type Of : conform, adapt, adjust
    Examples :
    • The two pieces match
  15. give or join in marriage

    Type Of : join
  16. provide funds complementary to

    Type Of : provide, render, supply, furnish
    Examples :
    • The company matched the employees' contributions
  17. something that resembles or harmonizes with

    Type Of : vis-a-vis, counterpart, opposite number
    Examples :
    • that tie makes a good match with your jacket
  18. the score needed to win a match

    Type Of : score


  1. protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium

    Synonyms : mucous secretion
    Type Of : secretion


  1. filled with or evoking sadness

    Synonyms : doleful
    Examples :
    • stared with mournful eyes
    • mournful news
  2. expressing sorrow

    Synonyms : plaintive


  1. a Dravidian language (closely related to Tamil) that is spoken in southwestern India

    Type Of : south dravidian


  1. slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days

    Synonyms : dayfly, shadfly
    Type Of : ephemerid, ephemeropteran