1. discovered or determined by scientific observation

    Synonyms : ascertained, discovered
    Examples :
    • no explanation for the observed phenomena


  1. be larger in number

    Type Of : add up, amount, come, number, total

old times

  1. past times remembered with nostalgia

    Synonyms : auld langsyne, good old days, langsyne
    Type Of : past, past times, yesteryear


  1. conform one's action or practice to

    Synonyms : keep
  2. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

    Synonyms : detect, discover, find, notice
    Type Of : sight, spy
  3. show respect towards

    Synonyms : abide by, honor, honour, respect
    Type Of : accept
  4. behave as expected during of holidays or rites

    Synonyms : celebrate, keep
  5. follow with the eyes or the mind

    Synonyms : follow, keep an eye on, watch, watch over
    Type Of : check, go over, look into, check up on, check over, suss out, check out, check into
  6. make mention of

    Synonyms : mention, note, remark
    Type Of : state, tell, say
    Examples :
    • She observed that his presentation took up too much time
  7. stick to correctly or closely

    Synonyms : keep, maintain
  8. observe with care or pay close attention to

    Synonyms : note, take note
  9. watch attentively

    Type Of : watch
    Examples :
    • Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals


  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