1. adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination

    Synonyms : orientated
    Antonyms : unoriented
    Examples :
    • the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view
    • helping freshmen become oriented to college life
    • the book is value-oriented throughout


  1. something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

    Synonyms : archetype, pilot
    Type Of : model, example
    Examples :
    • this painting is a copy of the original
  2. an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

    Synonyms : master, master copy
    Type Of : creation
  3. being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of

    Antonyms : unoriginal
    Examples :
    • a truly original approach
    • with original music
    • an original mind
  4. not derived or copied or translated from something else

    Examples :
    • the play is original; not an adaptation
    • he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox
    • the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French
  5. (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary

    Examples :
    • his work is based on only original, not secondary, sources
  6. preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed

    Examples :
    • the original inhabitants of the Americas
    • the book still has its original binding
    • restored the house to its original condition
    • the original performance of the opera
    • the original cast
    • retracted his original statement


  1. a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients

    Synonyms : hospital attendant
    Type Of : attendant, attender, tender
  2. clean or organized

    Synonyms : neat
  3. a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer

    Type Of : tender, attendant, attender, soldier
    Examples :
    • the orderly laid out the general's uniform
  4. devoid of violence or disruption

    Antonyms : disorderly
    Examples :
    • an orderly crowd confronted the president


  1. long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews

    Synonyms : gumbo
    Type Of : vegetable, veggie, veg
  2. tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus

    Synonyms : abelmoschus esculentus, gumbo, hibiscus esculentus, lady's-finger, okra plant
    Type Of : herbaceous plant, herb
  3. long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant

    Type Of : pod, seedpod


  1. be in debt

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • She owes me $200
    • I still owe for the car
    • The thesis owes much to his adviser
  2. be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense

    Type Of : build upon, build on, repose on, rest on
    Examples :
    • This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory
  3. be obliged to pay or repay


  1. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    Synonyms : aim, objective, target
    Type Of : goal, end
    Examples :
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
  2. a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

    Synonyms : physical object
    Type Of : physical entity
    Examples :
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  3. be averse to or express disapproval of

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • My wife objects to modern furniture
  4. (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer

    Type Of : computer science, computing
    Examples :
    • in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects
  5. express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

    Type Of : reject, disapprove
    Examples :
    • She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with
    • When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license
  6. (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon

    Type Of : grammatical constituent, constituent
    Examples :
    • the object of the verb
  7. the focus of cognitions or feelings

    Type Of : mental object, content, cognitive content
    Examples :
    • objects of thought
    • the object of my affection


  1. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

    Synonyms : buttery, fulsome, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous
    Examples :
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
  2. smeared or soiled with grease or oil

    Synonyms : greasy
    Examples :
    • get rid of rubbish and oily rags
  3. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

    Synonyms : greasy, oleaginous, sebaceous
    Examples :
    • oily fried potatoes
  4. coated or covered with oil

    Examples :
    • oily puddles in the streets


  1. having come or been brought to a conclusion

    Synonyms : all over, complete, concluded, ended, terminated
    Examples :
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
  2. throughout a period of time

    Synonyms : o'er
    Examples :
    • stay over the weekend
  3. over the entire area

    Synonyms : all over
    Examples :
    • the wallpaper was covered all over with flowers
    • she ached all over
    • everything was dusted over with a fine layer of soot
  4. (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch

    Type Of : division, section, part


  1. a general summary of a subject

    Type Of : sum-up, summary
    Examples :
    • the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences


  1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    Synonyms : consequence, effect, event, issue, result, upshot
    Type Of : phenomenon
  2. something that results

    Synonyms : final result, result, resultant, termination
    Type Of : ending, finish, conclusion