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


  1. a city in northeastern France in Lorraine


  1. in such a manner as could not be otherwise

    Synonyms : inevitably, needs, of necessity
    Examples :
    • it is necessarily so
  2. in an essential manner

    Synonyms : needfully
    Antonyms : unnecessarily
    Examples :
    • such expenses are necessarily incurred


  1. a daughter of your brother or sister

    Antonyms : nephew
    Type Of : kinswoman


  1. replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one

    Type Of : replace


  1. hit hard

    Synonyms : blast, boom, smash
    Type Of : hit
  2. take into custody

    Synonyms : apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, pick up
    Type Of : clutch, prehend, seize
  3. complete a pass

    Synonyms : complete
    Type Of : play
  4. locate exactly

    Synonyms : pinpoint
    Type Of : turn up, locate
    Examples :
    • The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome
  5. succeed at easily

    Synonyms : ace, breeze through, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through
    Type Of : make it, pass
    Examples :
    • She nailed her astrophysics course
  6. succeed in obtaining a position

    Synonyms : nail down, peg
    Type Of : come through, deliver the goods, win, succeed, bring home the bacon
    Examples :
    • He nailed down a spot at Harvard
  7. a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard

    Type Of : linear measure, linear unit
  8. a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

    Type Of : holdfast, fastener, fastening, fixing
  9. attach something somewhere by means of nails

    Type Of : attach
    Examples :
    • nail the board onto the wall
  10. horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

    Type Of : horny structure, unguis


  1. a dark shade of blue

    Synonyms : dark blue, navy blue
    Type Of : blue, blueness
  2. an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare

    Synonyms : naval forces
    Type Of : military service, service, armed service
  3. the navy of the United States of America; the agency that maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces

    Synonyms : united states navy, us navy, usn
    Type Of : government agency, bureau, authority, agency, office, federal agency


  1. a statistic describing the location of a distribution

    Synonyms : average
    Type Of : statistic
    Examples :
    • it set the norm for American homes
  2. a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical

    Type Of : criterion, measure, standard, touchstone
    Examples :
    • the current middle-class norm of two children per family