1. an instance of oratory

    Type Of : oratory
    Examples :
    • he delivered an oration on the decline of family values


  1. attractiveness to the opposite sex

    Synonyms : desirability, desirableness, sex appeal
    Type Of : attractiveness
  2. the activeness of an energetic personality

    Synonyms : dynamism, pizzaz, pizzazz, zing
    Type Of : activeness, activity


  1. select as an alternative over another

    Synonyms : choose, prefer
    Examples :
    • She opted for the job on the East coast


  1. forward in time or order or degree

    Synonyms : forth, forward
    Examples :
    • from the sixth century onward
  2. in a forward direction

    Synonyms : ahead, forrader, forward, forwards, onwards
    Examples :
    • moved onward into the forest


  1. the act of occupying or taking possession of a building

    Synonyms : moving in, occupancy
    Type Of : getting, acquiring
    Examples :
    • occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal
  2. the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

    Synonyms : military control
    Type Of : social control
  3. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

    Synonyms : business, job, line, line of work
    Type Of : activity
  4. any activity that occupies a person's attention

    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game
  5. the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

    Type Of : period of time, period, time period
    Examples :
    • during the German occupation of Paris


  1. to an extravagant or immoderate degree

    Synonyms : atrociously
  2. in a very offensive manner

    Examples :
    • he behaved outrageously


  1. of or involving the ovaries

    Examples :
    • ovarian cancer


  1. rounded like an egg

    Synonyms : egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, prolate
  2. an egg-shaped object

    Type Of : solid


  1. the female reproductive cell; the female gamete

    Synonyms : egg cell
    Type Of : gamete


  1. egg-laying

    Antonyms : ovoviviparous, viviparous