1. the act of improving by renewing and restoring

    Synonyms : overhaul, redevelopment
    Type Of : improvement
    Examples :
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
  2. the state of being restored to its former good condition

    Synonyms : refurbishment, restoration
    Type Of : improvement, melioration
    Examples :
    • the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house


  1. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

    Synonyms : end, oddment, remainder
    Type Of : piece of material, piece of cloth
  2. a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

    Synonyms : leftover
    Type Of : residue, residuum, balance, rest, remainder, residual


  1. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

    Synonyms : area
    Type Of : body part
    Examples :
    • in the abdominal region
  2. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about

    Synonyms : realm
    Type Of : domain, knowledge domain, knowledge base
    Examples :
    • here we enter the region of opinion
  3. the extended spatial location of something

    Synonyms : part
    Type Of : location
    Examples :
    • the farming regions of France
    • regions of outer space
  4. the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')

    Synonyms : neighborhood
    Type Of : indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job
  5. a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

    Type Of : location
    Examples :
    • penguins inhabit the polar regions


  1. a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester

    Synonyms : epidemic roseola, german measles, three-day measles
    Type Of : measles, morbilli, rubeola


  1. of southern Asia; used in medical research

    Synonyms : macaca mulatta, rhesus monkey
    Type Of : macaque


  1. of southern Asia; used in medical research

    Synonyms : macaca mulatta, rhesus monkey
    Type Of : macaque


  1. assign a rank or rating to

    Synonyms : grade, order, place, range, rank
    Type Of : judge, pass judgment, evaluate
    Examples :
    • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
  2. the relative speed of progress or change

    Synonyms : pace
    Type Of : temporal property
    Examples :
    • he works at a great rate
    • the pace of events accelerated
  3. amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis

    Synonyms : charge per unit
    Type Of : charge
    Examples :
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5
  4. estimate the value of

    Synonyms : value
    Type Of : appraise, assess, value, measure, valuate, evaluate
    Examples :
    • How would you rate his chances to become President?
    • Gold was rated highly among the Romans
  5. a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

    Type Of : magnitude relation, quantitative relation
    Examples :
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  6. a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure

    Type Of : proportion
    Examples :
    • the literacy rate
    • the retention rate
    • the dropout rate
  7. be worthy of or have a certain rating

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • This bond rates highly


  1. sends a firework display high into the sky

    Synonyms : skyrocket
    Type Of : pyrotechnic, firework
  2. propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon

    Synonyms : skyrocket
    Type Of : visual signal
  3. erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender

    Synonyms : arugula, eruca sativa, eruca vesicaria sativa, garden rocket, rocket salad, roquette
    Type Of : herbaceous plant, herb
  4. any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

    Synonyms : projectile
    Type Of : vehicle
  5. shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

    Synonyms : skyrocket
    Type Of : uprise, arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise
    Examples :
    • prices skyrocketed
  6. a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

    Synonyms : rocket engine
    Type Of : jet engine
  7. propel with a rocket

    Type Of : propel, impel


  1. English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)

    Synonyms : sir tim rice, timothy miles bindon rice
  2. United States playwright (1892-1967)

    Synonyms : elmer leopold rice, elmer reizenstein, elmer rice
  3. annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

    Type Of : cereal, cereal grass
  4. grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished

    Type Of : cereal, food grain, starches, grain
  5. sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice

    Type Of : sift, strain, sieve
    Examples :
    • rice the potatoes


  1. express greetings upon meeting someone

    Synonyms : greet, recognise
    Type Of : accost, come up to, address
  2. accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

    Synonyms : acknowledge, know, recognise
    Type Of : accept
    Examples :
    • We do not recognize your gods
  3. detect with the senses

    Synonyms : discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, spot, tell apart
  4. show approval or appreciation of

    Synonyms : recognise
    Type Of : treasure, prize, value, appreciate
    Examples :
    • My work is not recognized by anybody!
    • The best student was recognized by the Dean
  5. be fully aware or cognizant of

    Synonyms : agnise, agnize, realise, realize, recognise
    Type Of : cognise, cognize, know
  6. grant credentials to

    Synonyms : accredit, recognise
    Type Of : license, certify, licence
    Examples :
    • The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution
    • recognize an academic degree
  7. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    Synonyms : acknowledge, recognise
    Type Of : give thanks, thank
  8. perceive to be the same

    Synonyms : recognise
    Type Of : remember, retrieve, recollect, call back, think, call up, recall
  9. exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

    Type Of : be