1. existing in name only

    Synonyms : titular
    Examples :
    • the nominal (or titular) head of his party
  2. a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb

    Synonyms : nominal phrase, noun phrase
    Type Of : phrase
  3. insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)

    Synonyms : token, tokenish
    Examples :
    • the fee was nominal
  4. named; bearing the name of a specific person

    Synonyms : nominative
  5. of, relating to, or characteristic of an amount that is not adjusted for inflation

    Antonyms : real
    Examples :
    • the nominal GDP
    • nominal interest rates
  6. pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun

    Examples :
    • nominal phrase
  7. relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name

    Examples :
    • the Russian system of nominal brevity
    • a nominal lists of priests
    • taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls


  1. a collector and student of money (and coins in particular)

    Synonyms : coin collector, numismatologist
    Type Of : aggregator, collector

national park

  1. a tract of land declared by the national government to be public property

    Type Of : parkland, park


  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