prop

  1. a propeller that rotates to push against air

    Synonyms : airplane propeller, airscrew
    Type Of : propeller, propellor
  2. any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie

    Synonyms : property
    Type Of : physical object, object
    Examples :
    • before every scene he ran down his checklist of props
  3. support by placing against something solid or rigid

    Synonyms : prop up, shore, shore up
    Type Of : hold, hold up, support, sustain
  4. a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling

    Type Of : support

photosynthesis

  1. synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)

    Type Of : chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

panoptic

  1. including everything visible in one view

    Synonyms : panoptical
    Examples :
    • a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base
    • a panoptic stain used in microscopy
  2. broad in scope or content

    Synonyms : across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, wide
    Examples :
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality

proxy

  1. a person authorized to act for another

    Synonyms : placeholder, procurator
    Type Of : agent
  2. a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting

    Type Of : power of attorney

pretense

  1. an artful or simulated semblance

    Synonyms : guise, pretence, pretext
    Type Of : gloss, color, colour, semblance
  2. pretending with intention to deceive

    Synonyms : dissembling, feigning, pretence
    Type Of : deception, misrepresentation, deceit
  3. a false or unsupportable quality

    Synonyms : pretence, pretension
    Type Of : artificiality
  4. the act of giving a false appearance

    Synonyms : feigning, pretence, pretending, simulation
    Type Of : deception, deceit, dissimulation, dissembling
  5. imaginative intellectual play

    Synonyms : make-believe, pretence
    Type Of : imagination, mental imagery, imaging, imagery

patriotism

  1. love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

    Synonyms : nationalism
    Type Of : loyalty, trueness
    Examples :
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism

predictability

  1. the quality of being predictable

    Antonyms : unpredictability
    Type Of : certainty, foregone conclusion, sure thing

psyllium

  1. plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative

    Synonyms : fleawort, plantago psyllium, spanish psyllium
    Type Of : plantain

product

  1. the set of elements common to two or more sets

    Synonyms : cartesian product, intersection
    Type Of : set
  2. an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

    Synonyms : production
    Type Of : creation
    Examples :
    • they improve their product every year
    • they export most of their agricultural production
  3. commodities offered for sale

    Synonyms : merchandise, ware
    Type Of : good, commodity, trade good
    Examples :
    • that store offers a variety of products
  4. a quantity obtained by multiplication

    Synonyms : mathematical product
    Type Of : quantity
    Examples :
    • the product of 2 and 3 is 6
  5. a chemical substance formed as a result of a chemical reaction

    Type Of : chemical, chemical substance
    Examples :
    • a product of lime and nitric acid
  6. a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances

    Type Of : event, outcome, consequence, issue, upshot, effect, result
    Examples :
    • skill is the product of hours of practice
    • his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue

protists

  1. free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes

    Synonyms : protistan
    Type Of : micro-organism, microorganism