1. an occurrence that involves the production of a union

    Synonyms : fusion, unification
    Type Of : union
  2. the combination of two or more commercial companies

    Synonyms : amalgamation, uniting
    Type Of : consolidation, integration


  1. relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

    Synonyms : mediaeval
  2. characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages

    Synonyms : chivalric, knightly
  3. as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened

    Synonyms : gothic, mediaeval
    Examples :
    • a medieval attitude toward dating


  1. the least possible

    Synonyms : minimum
    Antonyms : maximal
    Examples :
    • needed to enforce minimal standards
    • her grades were minimal
    • a minimal charge for the service


  1. myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person

    Type Of : aggregation, collection, assemblage, accumulation
  2. the study of myths

    Type Of : cultural anthropology, social anthropology


  1. capable of maneuvering or changing position

    Synonyms : maneuverable


  1. the power of retaining and recalling past experience

    Synonyms : retention, retentiveness, retentivity
    Type Of : module, mental faculty, faculty
    Examples :
    • he had a good memory when he was younger
  2. an electronic memory device

    Synonyms : computer memory, computer storage, memory board, storage, store
    Type Of : hardware, memory device, storage device, computer hardware
    Examples :
    • a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached
  3. the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

    Synonyms : remembering
    Type Of : basic cognitive process
    Examples :
    • he can do it from memory
  4. something that is remembered

    Type Of : internal representation, representation, mental representation
    Examples :
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  5. the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes

    Type Of : cognitive psychology
    Examples :
    • he taught a graduate course on learning and memory


  1. highly abstract and overly theoretical

    Examples :
    • metaphysical reasoning
  2. transcending physical matter or the laws of nature

    Examples :
    • metaphysical forces
  3. pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics

    Examples :
    • metaphysical philosophy


  1. stone post at side of a road to show distances

    Synonyms : milepost
    Type Of : mark, marker, marking
  2. a significant event in your life (or in a project)

    Type Of : juncture, occasion


  1. conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

    Synonyms : bourgeois, conservative
  2. marked by materialism

    Synonyms : mercenary, worldly-minded


  1. a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

    Synonyms : blemish, defect
    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
  2. make imperfect

    Synonyms : deflower, impair, spoil, vitiate
    Type Of : damage
    Examples :
    • nothing marred her beauty
  3. the month following February and preceding April

    Synonyms : march
    Type Of : gregorian calendar month
  4. destroy or injure severely

    Synonyms : mutilate
    Type Of : maim