obese

  1. excessively fat

    Synonyms : corpulent, rotund, weighty

ovules

  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

occult

  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

own

  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

ornamental

  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

onset

  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

of

  1. In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety of applications.

obsolescence

  1. the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date

    Type Of : degeneration, devolution
    Examples :
    • a policy of planned obsolescence

occurrent

  1. an event that happens

    Synonyms : happening, natural event, occurrence
    Type Of : event
  2. presently occurring (either causally or incidentally)

    Examples :
    • technical terms are rarely occurrent in literature