1. suck in or take (air)

    Synonyms : drag, draw
    Type Of : breathe in, inhale, inspire
  2. blow hard and loudly

    Synonyms : chuff, huff
    Type Of : blow
    Examples :
    • he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain
  3. a short light gust of air

    Synonyms : puff of air, whiff
    Type Of : gust, blast, blow
  4. to swell or cause to enlarge

    Synonyms : blow up, puff out, puff up
    Type Of : swell up, tumefy, swell, intumesce, tumesce
    Examples :
    • Her faced puffed up from the drugs
    • puffed out chests
  5. a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

    Synonyms : drag, pull
    Type Of : breathing in, intake, aspiration, inspiration, inhalation
    Examples :
    • he took a puff on his pipe
  6. a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin

    Synonyms : powderpuff
    Type Of : pad
  7. bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

    Synonyms : comfort, comforter, quilt
    Type Of : bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding
  8. smoke and exhale strongly

    Synonyms : whiff
    Type Of : smoke
    Examples :
    • puff a cigar
  9. gathered for protruding fullness

    Synonyms : puffed
    Examples :
    • puff sleeves
  10. forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth

    Synonyms : blow
    Type Of : expiration, breathing out, exhalation
    Examples :
    • he blew out all the candles with a single puff
  11. breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted

    Synonyms : gasp, heave, pant
    Type Of : blow
  12. praise extravagantly

    Synonyms : puff up
    Type Of : praise
    Examples :
    • The critics puffed up this Broadway production
  13. thick cushion used as a seat

    Synonyms : hassock, ottoman, pouf, pouffe
    Type Of : seat
  14. a light inflated pastry or puff shell

    Type Of : pastry
  15. exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)

    Type Of : recommendation, good word, testimonial
  16. make proud or conceited

    Type Of : lift up, elate, intoxicate, pick up, uplift
    Examples :
    • The sudden fame puffed her ego
  17. speak in a blustering or scornful manner

    Type Of : tout, gas, gasconade, blow, swash, boast, vaunt, shoot a line, brag, bluster
    Examples :
    • A puffing kind of man


  1. a job in an organization

    Synonyms : berth, billet, office, position, post, situation, spot
    Type Of : job, line, business, line of work, occupation
  2. assign a location to

    Synonyms : locate, site
    Type Of : station, send, post
  3. a point located with respect to surface features of some region

    Synonyms : spot, topographic point
    Type Of : point
    Examples :
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
  4. assign a rank or rating to

    Synonyms : grade, order, range, rank, rate
    Type Of : evaluate, judge, pass judgment
  5. the particular portion of space occupied by something

    Synonyms : position
    Type Of : point
    Examples :
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  6. a particular situation

    Synonyms : shoes
    Type Of : situation, position
    Examples :
    • If you were in my place what would you do?
  7. assign to a station

    Synonyms : post, send, station
    Type Of : move, displace
  8. a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

    Synonyms : seat
    Type Of : space
    Examples :
    • he sat in someone else's place
  9. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

    Synonyms : identify
    Type Of : determine, set
  10. where you live at a particular time

    Synonyms : home
    Type Of : residence, abode
    Examples :
    • your place or mine?
  11. identify the location or place of

    Synonyms : localise, localize
    Type Of : situate, locate
  12. locate

    Synonyms : localise, localize, set
    Type Of : present, represent, stage
  13. take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal

    Synonyms : come in, come out
    Type Of : rank
  14. put into a certain place or abstract location

    Synonyms : lay, pose, position, put, set
    Type Of : displace, move
  15. a public square with room for pedestrians

    Synonyms : piazza, plaza
    Type Of : public square, square
  16. make an investment

    Synonyms : commit, invest, put
    Type Of : expend, spend, drop
  17. proper or designated social situation

    Synonyms : station
    Type Of : rank, social station, social rank, social status
    Examples :
    • he overstepped his place
  18. a blank area

    Synonyms : blank space, space
    Type Of : expanse, area, surface area
  19. any area set aside for a particular purpose

    Synonyms : property
    Type Of : geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
    Examples :
    • who owns this place?
  20. estimate

    Synonyms : put, set
    Type Of : guess, approximate, judge, gauge, estimate
  21. an item on a list or in a sequence

    Synonyms : position
    Type Of : item, point
    Examples :
    • in the second place
  22. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

    Synonyms : aim, direct, point, target
    Type Of : train, take aim, take, aim, direct
  23. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

    Synonyms : lieu, position, stead
    Type Of : role, office, function, part
    Examples :
    • took his place
  24. a general vicinity

    Type Of : neighbourhood, neck of the woods, locality, vicinity, neighborhood
    Examples :
    • He comes from a place near Chicago
  25. an abstract mental location

    Type Of : knowledge, noesis, cognition
    Examples :
    • he has a special place in my thoughts
    • a place in my heart
    • a political system with no place for the less prominent groups
  26. assign to (a job or a home)

    Type Of : designate, depute, assign, delegate
  27. finish second or better in a horse or dog race

    Type Of : run, race
    Examples :
    • he bet $2 on number six to place
  28. place somebody in a particular situation or location

    Type Of : designate, depute, assign, delegate
    Examples :
    • he was placed on probation
  29. proper or appropriate position or location

    Type Of : status, condition
    Examples :
    • a woman's place is no longer in the kitchen
  30. sing a note with the correct pitch

    Type Of : sing
  31. the passage that is being read

    Type Of : passage
    Examples :
    • he lost his place on the page
  32. to arrange for

    Type Of : order
    Examples :
    • place a phone call
    • place a bet


  1. of or relating to the act of perceiving

    Examples :
    • perceptual stimulus


  1. the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

    Type Of : alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet


  1. just preceding something else in time or order

    Synonyms : old
    Examples :
    • the previous owner
  2. too soon or too hasty

    Synonyms : premature
    Examples :
    • our condemnation of him was a bit previous
  3. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

    Synonyms : former, late
    Examples :
    • the previous occupant of the White House


  1. slang for a paunch

    Synonyms : bay window, corporation, potbelly, tummy
    Type Of : paunch, belly
  2. a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

    Synonyms : can, commode, crapper, potty, stool, throne, toilet
    Type Of : plumbing fixture
  3. a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets

    Synonyms : potentiometer
    Type Of : potential divider, voltage divider
  4. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    Synonyms : batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
    Type Of : large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
  5. a container in which plants are cultivated

    Synonyms : flowerpot
    Type Of : container
  6. street names for marijuana

    Synonyms : dope, gage, grass, green goddess, locoweed, mary jane, sens, sess, skunk, smoke, weed
    Type Of : marihuana, cannabis, marijuana, ganja
  7. the quantity contained in a pot

    Synonyms : potful
    Type Of : containerful
  8. the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

    Synonyms : jackpot, kitty
    Type Of : stakes, wager, stake, bet
  9. metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid

    Type Of : vessel, cooking utensil, cookware
  10. plant in a pot

    Type Of : plant, implant, engraft, imbed, embed
    Examples :
    • He potted the palm


  1. goods or money obtained illegally

    Synonyms : booty, dirty money, loot, pillage, plunder, swag
    Type Of : stolen property
  2. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

    Synonyms : jimmy, lever, prise, pry
    Type Of : open up, open
  3. regard highly; think much of

    Synonyms : esteem, prise, respect, value
    Type Of : regard, consider, reckon, see, view
    Examples :
    • We prize his creativity
  4. something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

    Synonyms : award
    Type Of : gift
    Examples :
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  5. something given as a token of victory

    Synonyms : trophy
    Type Of : honor, award, accolade, honour, laurels
  6. hold dear

    Synonyms : appreciate, treasure, value
    Type Of : regard, reckon, see, consider, view
    Examples :
    • I prize these old photographs
  7. of superior grade

    Synonyms : choice, prime, quality, select
    Examples :
    • prize carnations


  1. mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace

    Synonyms : center, mall, shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall
    Type Of : outlet, retail store, sales outlet, mercantile establishment
    Examples :
    • a good plaza should have a movie house
  2. a public square with room for pedestrians

    Synonyms : piazza, place
    Type Of : public square, square


  1. involving advantage or good

    Synonyms : positive
    Examples :
    • a plus (or positive) factor
  2. a useful or valuable quality

    Synonyms : asset
    Type Of : quality
  3. the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers

    Synonyms : addition, summation
    Type Of : arithmetic operation
    Examples :
    • four plus three equals seven
  4. on the positive side or higher end of a scale

    Antonyms : minus
    Examples :
    • a plus value
    • temperature of plus 5 degrees
    • a grade of C plus


  1. be persistent, refuse to stop

    Synonyms : hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere
    Type Of : continue, preserve, bear on, carry on, uphold
    Examples :
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions
  2. continue to exist

    Synonyms : die hard, endure, prevail, run
    Type Of : continue
  3. stay behind

    Synonyms : remain, stay