1. a tortilla chip topped with cheese and chili-pepper and broiled

    Type Of : tortilla chip


  1. informal terms for a human head

    Synonyms : attic, bean, bonce, dome, noggin
    Type Of : human head
  2. a ribbonlike strip of pasta

    Type Of : alimentary paste, pasta


  1. the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance

    Synonyms : closeness
    Antonyms : farness
    Type Of : distance


  1. verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument

    Synonyms : name calling
    Type Of : calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, traducement
    Examples :
    • sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me


  1. of or relating to or providing nutrition

    Synonyms : nutritionary
    Examples :
    • nutritional information


  1. originality by virtue of being new and surprising

    Synonyms : freshness
    Type Of : originality
  2. originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel

    Synonyms : freshness
    Type Of : originality
  3. cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

    Synonyms : bangle, bauble, fallal, gaud, gewgaw, trinket
    Type Of : adornment
  4. a small inexpensive mass-produced article

    Synonyms : knickknack
    Type Of : article


  1. free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

    Synonyms : clean
    Examples :
    • the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife
  2. clean or organized

    Synonyms : orderly
    Examples :
    • her neat dress
    • a neat room
  3. superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject

    Synonyms : facile, slick
    Examples :
    • it was a neat plan, but bound to fail
  4. very good

    Synonyms : bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, nifty, not bad, old, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell
    Examples :
    • a neat sports car
  5. (of an alcoholic drink) without water

    Synonyms : full-strength, straight
    Examples :
    • took his whiskey neat
  6. showing care in execution

    Examples :
    • neat homework
    • neat handwriting


  1. the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

    Synonyms : dissonance, racket
    Type Of : sound, auditory sensation
    Examples :
    • modern music is just noise to me
  2. electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

    Synonyms : disturbance, interference
    Type Of : trouble
  3. the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan

    Synonyms : haphazardness, randomness, stochasticity
    Type Of : unregularity, irregularity
  4. emit a noise

    Synonyms : make noise, resound
    Type Of : sound, go
  5. a loud outcry of protest or complaint

    Type Of : yell, call, outcry, cry, vociferation, shout
    Examples :
    • the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise
    • whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could
  6. incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks

    Type Of : incomprehensibility
    Examples :
    • all the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say
  7. sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

    Type Of : sound
    Examples :
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels


  1. a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent dogs and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland

    Synonyms : newfoundland dog
    Type Of : canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog
  2. an island in the north Atlantic


  1. (of a parent or child) related by blood; genetically related

    Synonyms : biological
    Examples :
    • natural parent
  2. unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct

    Synonyms : instinctive
    Examples :
    • a cat's natural aversion to water
  3. a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

    Synonyms : cancel
    Type Of : musical notation
  4. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes

    Synonyms : raw, rude
    Examples :
    • natural yogurt
    • natural produce
  5. being talented through inherited qualities

    Synonyms : born, innate
    Examples :
    • a natural leader
  6. free from artificiality

    Synonyms : lifelike
    Examples :
    • a natural reaction
  7. (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake

    Type Of : roll, cast
  8. existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical

    Antonyms : supernatural
    Examples :
    • a perfectly natural explanation
  9. existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation

    Antonyms : artificial
    Examples :
    • a natural pearl
    • natural gas
    • natural silk
    • natural blonde hair
    • a natural sweetener
    • natural fertilizers
  10. functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies

    Examples :
    • it's the natural thing to happen
    • natural immunity
    • a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild
  11. in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature

    Antonyms : unnatural
    Examples :
    • a very natural development
    • our natural environment
    • natural science
    • natural resources
    • natural cliffs
    • natural phenomena
  12. (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone

    Antonyms : flat, sharp
    Examples :
    • a natural scale
    • B natural
  13. someone regarded as certain to succeed

    Type Of : achiever, succeeder, success, winner
    Examples :
    • he's a natural for the job