1. a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined

    Type Of : mineral
  2. a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona

    Type Of : fractional monetary unit, subunit


  1. contrary to or forbidden by law

    Synonyms : illegitimate, illicit, outlawed, unlawful
    Examples :
    • an outlaw strike
  2. disobedient to or defiant of law

    Synonyms : lawless
  3. declare illegal; outlaw

    Synonyms : criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize
    Antonyms : legalize
    Type Of : interdict, prohibit, veto, disallow, proscribe, forbid, nix
  4. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

    Synonyms : criminal, crook, felon, malefactor
    Type Of : principal


  1. a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

    Synonyms : being
    Type Of : living thing, animate thing
  2. a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body

    Type Of : system, scheme
    Examples :
    • the social organism


  1. excessively fat

    Synonyms : corpulent, rotund, weighty


  1. a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization

    Type Of : reproductive structure
  2. a small or immature ovum

    Type Of : ovum, egg cell

ozone layer

  1. a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun

    Synonyms : ozonosphere
    Type Of : layer


  1. supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

    Synonyms : supernatural
    Type Of : causal agency, causal agent, cause
  2. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

    Synonyms : mysterious, mystic, mystical, orphic, secret
    Examples :
    • occult lore
  3. cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention

    Synonyms : eclipse
    Type Of : overshadow
    Examples :
    • Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies
  4. supernatural practices and techniques

    Synonyms : occult arts
    Type Of : practice, pattern
    Examples :
    • he is a student of the occult
  5. become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The beam of light occults every so often
  6. hidden and difficult to see

    Examples :
    • an occult fracture
    • occult blood in the stool
  7. hide from view

    Type Of : hold in, conceal, hold back
    Examples :
    • The lids were occulting her eyes


  1. have ownership or possession of

    Synonyms : have, possess
    Examples :
    • He owns three houses in Florida
  2. belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive

    Synonyms : ain
    Examples :
    • for your own use
    • do your own thing
    • she makes her own clothes


  1. serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

    Synonyms : cosmetic, decorative
  2. any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

    Type Of : flora, plant, plant life


  1. (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

    Synonyms : attack, onrush, onslaught
    Type Of : operation, military operation
  2. the beginning or early stages

    Synonyms : oncoming
    Type Of : start
    Examples :
    • the onset of pneumonia