1. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

    Synonyms : damaging
    Examples :
    • negative criticism
  2. not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition

    Synonyms : disconfirming
    Antonyms : positive
    Examples :
    • the HIV test was negative
  3. involving disadvantage or harm

    Synonyms : minus
    Examples :
    • minus (or negative) factors
  4. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

    Synonyms : blackball, veto
    Type Of : oppose, contradict, controvert
  5. having a negative charge

    Synonyms : electronegative, negatively charged
    Examples :
    • electrons are negative
  6. a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

    Type Of : film, photographic film
  7. a reply of denial

    Antonyms : affirmative
    Type Of : denial
    Examples :
    • he answered in the negative
  8. characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features

    Antonyms : neutral, positive
    Examples :
    • a negative outlook on life
    • a colorless negative personality
    • a negative evaluation
    • a negative reaction to an advertising campaign
  9. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

    Antonyms : affirmative
  10. having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant

    Examples :
    • ran a negative campaign
    • delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life
  11. less than zero

    Examples :
    • a negative number
  12. reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive

    Antonyms : positive
    Examples :
    • negative interest rates


  1. a son of your brother or sister

    Antonyms : niece
    Type Of : kinsman


  1. a surrounding or nearby region

    Synonyms : locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, vicinity
    Type Of : section
  2. people living near one another

    Synonyms : neighborhood
    Type Of : community


  1. a symbol used to represent a number

    Synonyms : number
    Type Of : symbol
    Examples :
    • he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
  2. of or relating to or denoting numbers

    Synonyms : numeric, numerical
    Examples :
    • a numeral adjective


  1. widely known and esteemed

    Synonyms : celebrated, famed, famous, far-famed, illustrious, notable, renowned


  1. the shell around the kernel of a nut

    Type Of : shell


  1. the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave

    Synonyms : pile
    Type Of : yarn, thread
  2. a period of time spent sleeping

    Synonyms : sleep
    Type Of : period of time, time period, period
    Examples :
    • there wasn't time for a nap
  3. a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

    Synonyms : napoleon
    Type Of : cards, card game
  4. take a siesta

    Synonyms : catch a wink, catnap
    Type Of : catch some z's, slumber, log z's, sleep, kip
    Examples :
    • She naps everyday after lunch for an hour
  5. sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

    Synonyms : catnap, forty winks, light sleep, short sleep, snooze
    Type Of : sleeping
  6. a soft or fuzzy surface texture

    Type Of : texture


  1. a Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something

    Synonyms : n.b., nota bene
    Type Of : annotation, notation, note
  2. a soft grey ductile metallic element used in alloys; occurs in niobite; formerly called columbium

    Synonyms : atomic number 41, niobium
    Type Of : metal, metallic element


  1. make or write a comment on

    Synonyms : comment, point out, remark
    Type Of : remark, observe, note, mention
  2. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

    Synonyms : detect, discover, find, observe
    Type Of : spy, sight
  3. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    Synonyms : bill, card, placard, poster, posting
    Type Of : sign
  4. a request for payment

    Synonyms : notification
    Type Of : request, asking
  5. the act of noticing or paying attention

    Synonyms : observance, observation
    Type Of : attention, attending
    Examples :
    • he escaped the notice of the police
  6. express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

    Synonyms : acknowledge
    Type Of : respond, react
  7. notice or perceive

    Synonyms : mark, note
    Antonyms : ignore
  8. advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract

    Type Of : apprisal, telling, notification
    Examples :
    • we received a notice to vacate the premises
    • he gave notice two months before he moved
  9. an announcement containing information about an event

    Type Of : announcement, promulgation
    Examples :
    • you didn't give me enough notice
    • an obituary notice
    • a notice of sale
  10. a short critical review

    Type Of : review, review article, critique, critical review
    Examples :
    • the play received good notices
  11. polite or favorable attention

    Type Of : attending, attention
    Examples :
    • his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice


  1. a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes

    Synonyms : newton
    Type Of : force unit
  2. (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter

    Synonyms : normality
    Type Of : relative quantity
  3. the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees

    Synonyms : due north, north, northward
    Type Of : cardinal compass point
  4. a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues

    Synonyms : atomic number 7, nitrogen
    Type Of : element, gas, chemical element
  5. the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet

    Type Of : letter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic character