1. bring into an improved condition

    Type Of : condition
    Examples :
    • He reconditioned the old appliances


  1. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

    Synonyms : call back, call up, recall, recollect, remember, think
  2. get or find back; recover the use of

    Synonyms : find, recover, regain
    Type Of : get, acquire
  3. go for and bring back

    Type Of : get, bring, fetch, convey
    Examples :
    • retrieve the car from the parking garage
  4. run after, pick up, and bring to the master

    Type Of : get, convey, fetch, bring
    Examples :
    • train the dog to retrieve


  1. marked by self-restraint and reticence

    Antonyms : unreserved
    Examples :
    • was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion
  2. set aside for the use of a particular person or party

    Antonyms : unreserved


  1. activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation

    Synonyms : recreation
    Type Of : rejuvenation
    Examples :
    • time for rest and refreshment by the pool
  2. snacks and drinks served as a light meal

    Type Of : bite, collation, snack


  1. an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

    Synonyms : resistor
    Type Of : electrical device
  2. a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

    Synonyms : underground
    Type Of : revolutionary group
  3. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

    Synonyms : opposition
    Type Of : action
    Examples :
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
  4. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

    Synonyms : immunity
    Type Of : condition, status
  5. a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms

    Synonyms : electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, ohmic resistance, resistivity
    Type Of : electrical phenomenon
  6. any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

    Type Of : mechanical phenomenon
  7. group action in opposition to those in power

    Type Of : group action
  8. (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness

    Type Of : involuntariness, unwillingness
  9. the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

    Type Of : capacity, capability
    Examples :
    • these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog
  10. the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)

    Type Of : deadness, unresponsiveness
  11. the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

    Type Of : action, military action
    Examples :
    • the enemy offered little resistance


  1. far along in time

    Synonyms : advanced
    Examples :
    • a ripe old age
    • the ripe age of 90
  2. fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used

    Synonyms : mature
    Antonyms : green
    Examples :
    • ripe peaches
  3. most suitable or right for a particular purpose

    Synonyms : good, right
    Examples :
    • the time is ripe for great sociological changes
  4. at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge

    Examples :
    • a ripe mind
  5. fully prepared or eager

    Examples :
    • the colonists were ripe for revolution


  1. a communal dining-hall (usually in a monastery)

    Type Of : dining-hall


  1. disparaging terms for the common people

    Synonyms : ragtag, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff
    Type Of : common people, folks, folk
  2. a disorderly crowd of people

    Synonyms : mob, rout
    Type Of : crowd


  1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    Synonyms : consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, upshot
    Type Of : phenomenon
  2. produce as a result or residue

    Synonyms : lead, leave
    Type Of : give rise, produce, bring about
  3. issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

    Synonyms : ensue
    Type Of : turn out, turn up, prove
    Examples :
    • result in tragedy
  4. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

    Synonyms : answer, resolution, solution, solvent
    Type Of : statement
    Examples :
    • he computed the result to four decimal places
  5. the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause

    Synonyms : resultant role
    Type Of : semantic role, participant role
  6. something that results

    Synonyms : final result, outcome, resultant, termination
    Type Of : conclusion, ending, finish
    Examples :
    • he listened for the results on the radio
  7. come about or follow as a consequence

    Type Of : pass, pass off, happen, go on, come about, occur, take place, fall out, hap
    Examples :
    • nothing will result from this meeting

rib cage

  1. the bony enclosing wall of the chest

    Type Of : skeletal structure