1. an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right)

    Synonyms : fringe benefit, perquisite
    Type Of : benefit
  2. gain or regain energy

    Synonyms : gain vigor, percolate, perk up, pick up
    Type Of : convalesce, recover, recuperate


  1. a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

    Synonyms : dock, wharf, wharfage
    Type Of : platform
  2. (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)

    Type Of : support
  3. a support for two adjacent bridge spans

    Type Of : support


  1. obviously contrived to charm

    Synonyms : cute
    Examples :
    • an insufferably precious performance
  2. extremely

    Synonyms : preciously
    Examples :
    • there is precious little time left
  3. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

    Synonyms : cherished, treasured, wanted
    Examples :
    • children are precious
  4. held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature

    Synonyms : valued
    Examples :
    • precious memories
  5. of high worth or cost

    Examples :
    • diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones


  1. generous in assistance to the poor

    Synonyms : beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary
    Examples :
    • philanthropic contributions
  2. of or relating to or characterized by philanthropy

    Examples :
    • a philanthropic society


  1. locate exactly

    Synonyms : nail
    Type Of : turn up, locate
    Examples :
    • can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?
  2. a very small spot

    Synonyms : speck
    Type Of : dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot
  3. a very brief moment

    Type Of : minute, moment, instant, second
    Examples :
    • they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together
  4. the sharp point of a pin

    Type Of : point


  1. a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

    Synonyms : packaging, promo, promotional material, publicity
    Type Of : message, substance, subject matter, content
  2. the advancement of some enterprise

    Synonyms : forwarding, furtherance
    Type Of : progress, advancement
  3. encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

    Synonyms : advancement, furtherance
    Type Of : encouragement
  4. act of raising in rank or position

    Antonyms : demotion
    Type Of : change


  1. put (something somewhere) firmly

    Synonyms : deposit, fix, situate
    Type Of : lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    Examples :
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
  2. (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

    Synonyms : postulate
    Type Of : proposition
  3. take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

    Synonyms : postulate
    Type Of : suppose, presuppose
    Examples :
    • He posited three basic laws of nature
  4. put before

    Synonyms : put forward, state, submit
    Type Of : advise, suggest, propose


  1. a person's partner in marriage

    Synonyms : better half, married person, mate, spouse
    Type Of : spousal equivalent, domestic partner, relation, relative, spouse equivalent, significant other
  2. an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest

    Synonyms : collaborator, cooperator, pardner
    Type Of : associate
    Examples :
    • sexual partners
  3. act as a partner

    Type Of : move, act
    Examples :
    • Astaire partnered Rogers
  4. a person who is a member of a partnership

    Type Of : someone, soul, individual, mortal, somebody, person
  5. provide with a partner

    Type Of : furnish, provide, supply, render


  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal or their language

    Synonyms : lusitanian
  2. a native or inhabitant of Portugal

    Type Of : european
  3. the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil

    Type Of : latinian language, romance, romance language


  1. preceding and preparing for something

    Synonyms : preparative, propaedeutic
    Examples :
    • preparatory steps