1. a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them

    Synonyms : womaniser, womanizer
    Type Of : adult male, debauchee, libertine, man, rounder


  1. a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

    Synonyms : doctrine, ism, philosophical system, school of thought
    Type Of : belief
  2. any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation

    Type Of : belief
    Examples :
    • self-indulgence was his only philosophy
    • my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it
  3. the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

    Type Of : liberal arts, arts, humanistic discipline, humanities


  1. the male sex organ (`member' is a euphemism)

    Synonyms : member, phallus
    Type Of : erectile organ


  1. a state of extreme confusion and disorder

    Synonyms : bedlam, chaos, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness
    Type Of : confusion


  1. a United States dry unit equal to 0.5 quart or 33.6 cubic inches

    Synonyms : dry pint
    Type Of : united states dry unit
  2. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters

    Type Of : imperial capacity unit, british capacity unit
  3. a United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart

    Type Of : united states liquid unit


  1. British politician (1788-1850)

    Synonyms : robert peel, sir robert peel
  2. the rind of a fruit or vegetable

    Synonyms : skin
    Type Of : rind
  3. come off in flakes or thin small pieces

    Synonyms : flake, flake off, peel off
    Type Of : break away, chip, break off, chip off, come off
    Examples :
    • The paint in my house is peeling off
  4. strip the skin off

    Synonyms : pare, skin
    Type Of : strip
  5. get undressed

    Synonyms : discase, disrobe, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
    Type Of : take off


  1. make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen

    Synonyms : allow, let
    Examples :
    • This permits the water to rush in
    • This will permit the rain to run off
  2. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

    Synonyms : allow, tolerate
    Type Of : allow, countenance, let
    Examples :
    • Children are not permitted beyond this point
  3. consent to, give permission

    Synonyms : allow, countenance, let
    Antonyms : forbid
    Type Of : accept, go for, consent
    Examples :
    • She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband
  4. the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

    Synonyms : license, permission
    Type Of : empowerment, authorization, authorisation
  5. large game fish; found in waters of the West Indies

    Synonyms : trachinotus falcatus
    Type Of : pompano
  6. a legal document giving official permission to do something

    Synonyms : licence, license
    Type Of : instrument, official document, legal document, legal instrument


  1. a scientist trained in physics

    Type Of : scientist


  1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

    Synonyms : bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl
    Type Of : adult female, woman
  2. sell one's body; exchange sex for money

    Type Of : sell


  1. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    Synonyms : arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, sodding, staring, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter
    Examples :
    • pure folly
  2. in a state of sexual virginity

    Synonyms : vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous
    Examples :
    • pure and vestal modesty
    • men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal
  3. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

    Synonyms : saturated
  4. concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied

    Examples :
    • pure science
  5. free of extraneous elements of any kind

    Antonyms : impure
    Examples :
    • pure air and water
    • pure gold
    • pure primary colors
    • the violin's pure and lovely song
    • pure tones
    • pure oxygen
  6. (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless

    Antonyms : impure
    Examples :
    • I felt pure and sweet as a new baby
    • pure as the driven snow
  7. free from discordant qualities