1. having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

    Antonyms : unreverberant
    Examples :
    • a reverberant room
    • the reverberant booms of cannon


  1. hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

    Synonyms : reciprocal cross
    Type Of : cross, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding
  2. concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return

    Synonyms : mutual
    Antonyms : nonreciprocal
    Examples :
    • reciprocal aid
    • reciprocal trade
    • reciprocal privileges at other clubs
  3. (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7

    Synonyms : multiplicative inverse
    Type Of : inverse, opposite
  4. of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function

    Examples :
    • the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a
  5. something (a term or expression or concept) that has an inverse relation to something else

    Type Of : reciprocality, reciprocity
    Examples :
    • risk is the reciprocal of safety


  1. showing signs of wear and tear

    Synonyms : moth-eaten, shabby, tatty
    Examples :
    • a ratty old overcoat
  2. dirty and infested with rats

  3. of or characteristic of rats


  1. cast again

    Synonyms : remold, remould
    Type Of : mold, mould, cast
    Examples :
    • The bell cracked and had to be recast
  2. cast or model anew

    Synonyms : reforge, remodel
    Type Of : make over, redo, refashion, remake
    Examples :
    • She had to recast her image to please the electorate in her home state
  3. cast again, in a different role

    Type Of : cast
    Examples :
    • He was recast as Iago


  1. the office of a regent

    Type Of : spot, billet, post, situation, berth, office, place, position
  2. the period of time during which a regent governs

    Type Of : rule
  3. the period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity


  1. get or find back; recover the use of

    Synonyms : find, regain, retrieve
    Type Of : get, acquire
  2. regain or make up for

    Synonyms : recoup, recuperate
    Type Of : get, acquire
  3. get over an illness or shock

    Synonyms : convalesce, recuperate
    Type Of : better, ameliorate, improve, meliorate
  4. reuse (materials from waste products)

    Synonyms : reclaim
    Type Of : reuse, recycle, reprocess
  5. regain a former condition after a financial loss

    Synonyms : go back, recuperate
    Type Of : turn back, revert, return, regress, retrovert
    Examples :
    • We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90
  6. cover anew

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • recover a chair


  1. prudent

    Synonyms : guarded
  2. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

    Synonyms : moderate
    Examples :
    • restrained in his response
  3. cool and formal in manner

    Synonyms : reticent, unemotional
  4. not showy or obtrusive

    Synonyms : quiet
  5. under restraint

    Antonyms : unrestrained


  1. certainty based on past experience

    Synonyms : trust
    Type Of : certainty
    Examples :
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
  2. the state of relying on something

    Type Of : dependance, dependence, dependency


  1. the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

    Synonyms : defence, defense
    Type Of : answer
    Examples :
    • his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive
  2. the act of determining that something is false

    Synonyms : disproof, falsification, falsifying, refutal
    Type Of : finding, determination
  3. any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

    Synonyms : disproof, falsification
    Type Of : grounds, evidence


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

    Synonyms : refreshment
    Type Of : rejuvenation
    Examples :
    • days of joyous recreation with his friends
  2. an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

    Synonyms : diversion
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
    • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation