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


  1. a stipulated condition

    Synonyms : provision
    Type Of : condition, precondition, stipulation


  1. select from a list

    Synonyms : empanel, impanel
    Type Of : take, choose, pick out, select
    Examples :
    • empanel prospective jurors
  2. electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices

    Synonyms : board, control board, control panel, instrument panel
    Type Of : electrical device
    Examples :
    • he checked the instrument panel
  3. (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)

    Synonyms : venire
    Type Of : body
  4. a committee appointed to judge a competition

    Synonyms : jury
    Type Of : committee, commission
  5. a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails

    Synonyms : gore
    Type Of : piece of cloth, piece of material
  6. (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel'

    Synonyms : dialog box
    Type Of : window
  7. a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc

    Type Of : body
  8. a soft pad placed under a saddle

    Type Of : pad
  9. decorate with panels

    Type Of : embellish, beautify, adorn, grace, ornament, decorate
    Examples :
    • panel the walls with wood
  10. sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something

    Type Of : sheet, flat solid


  1. cancel or discharge a debt

    Synonyms : ante up, pay up
    Examples :
    • pay up, please!
  2. dedicate

    Synonyms : devote, give
    Type Of : cogitate, think, cerebrate
    Examples :
    • pay attention to
  3. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

    Synonyms : give
    Type Of : intercommunicate, communicate
    Examples :
    • Don't pay him any mind
    • pay attention
  4. do or give something to somebody in return

    Synonyms : compensate, make up, pay off
    Type Of : settle
    Examples :
    • Does she pay you for the work you are doing?
  5. something that remunerates

    Synonyms : earnings, remuneration, salary, wage
    Type Of : regular payment
    Examples :
    • he wasted his pay on drink
  6. bring in

    Synonyms : bear, yield
    Type Of : clear, realize, realise, make, bring in, pull in, take in, earn, gain
    Examples :
    • How much does this savings certificate pay annually?
  7. bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

    Type Of : suffer, support, bear, tolerate, endure, brook, put up, abide, stick out, stomach, digest, stand
    Examples :
    • You'll pay for this!
    • She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly
    • You'll pay for this opinion later
  8. be worth it

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • It pays to go through the trouble
  9. discharge or settle

    Type Of : settle
    Examples :
    • pay a debt
    • pay an obligation
  10. give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

    Type Of : give
  11. make a compensation for

    Type Of : requite, repay
  12. render

    Type Of : make
    Examples :
    • pay a visit
    • pay a call


  1. a small storeroom for storing foods or wines

    Synonyms : buttery, larder
    Type Of : storage room, storeroom, stowage


  1. (of devices and processes) protected by patent

    Examples :
    • they are patented inventions


  1. the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse

    Synonyms : potence
    Antonyms : impotency
    Type Of : physiological condition, physical condition, physiological state
  2. the inherent capacity for coming into being

    Synonyms : potential, potentiality
    Type Of : possibleness, possibility
  3. the power or right to give orders or make decisions

    Synonyms : authorisation, authority, authorization, dominance, say-so
    Type Of : control
    Examples :
    • a place of potency in the state
  4. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

    Synonyms : effectiveness, strength
    Type Of : power, powerfulness
    Examples :
    • the toxin's potency


  1. take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

    Synonyms : initiate
    Type Of : make, do, cause
    Examples :
    • This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants
  2. open up an area or prepare a way

    Synonyms : open up
    Type Of : introduce, innovate
    Examples :
    • She pioneered a graduate program for women students
  3. someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art

    Synonyms : groundbreaker, innovator, trailblazer
    Type Of : mastermind, originator, conceiver
  4. one of the first colonists or settlers in a new territory

    Type Of : settler, colonist
    Examples :
    • they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them
  5. open up and explore a new area

    Type Of : explore
    Examples :
    • pioneer space


  1. a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin

    Type Of : exocrine gland, exocrine, duct gland


  1. the act of sharing in the activities of a group

    Synonyms : engagement, involution, involvement
    Antonyms : nonparticipation
    Type Of : group action
  2. the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)

    Synonyms : involvement
    Type Of : condition, status