1. a partly sheltered anchorage

    Synonyms : roadstead
    Type Of : anchorage, anchorage ground


  1. line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

    Synonyms : railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system
    Type Of : line
  2. a line of track providing a runway for wheels

    Synonyms : railroad, railroad track
    Type Of : track


  1. effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

    Synonyms : detrition, friction
    Type Of : travail, effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat
  2. the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

    Synonyms : friction
    Type Of : resistance
  3. representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal

    Type Of : representation


  1. fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century

    Type Of : artistic style, idiom
  2. having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation

    Examples :
    • an exquisite gilded rococo mirror


  1. an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America

    Synonyms : racoon
    Type Of : procyonid
  2. the fur of the North American racoon

    Type Of : fur, pelt


  1. located in or toward the back or rear

    Synonyms : rearward
    Examples :
    • the chair's rear legs
    • the rear door of the plane
    • on the rearward side
  2. rise up

    Synonyms : lift, rise
    Type Of : look, seem, appear
  3. the side of an object that is opposite its front

    Synonyms : back end, backside
    Antonyms : front
    Type Of : face, side
    Examples :
    • his room was toward the rear of the hotel
  4. cause to rise up

    Synonyms : erect
    Type Of : get up, elevate, raise, bring up, lift
  5. the side that goes last or is not normally seen

    Synonyms : back
    Antonyms : front
    Type Of : side
  6. construct, build, or erect

    Synonyms : erect, put up, raise, set up
    Type Of : build, construct, make
  7. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    Synonyms : arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush
    Type Of : body part
  8. stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds

    Synonyms : rise up
    Type Of : straighten
    Examples :
    • The horse reared in terror
  9. the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer

    Synonyms : back
    Type Of : position, place
    Examples :
    • it was hidden in the rear of the store
  10. look after a child until it is an adult

    Synonyms : bring up, nurture, parent, raise
  11. the back of a military formation or procession

    Antonyms : head
    Type Of : formation
    Examples :
    • infantrymen were in the rear


  1. a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission

    Synonyms : reenforcement, support
    Type Of : operation, military operation
  2. a device designed to provide additional strength

    Synonyms : strengthener
    Type Of : device
    Examples :
    • he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook
  3. information that makes more forcible or convincing

    Synonyms : reenforcement
    Type Of : confirmation
    Examples :
    • his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints
  4. an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

    Synonyms : reward
    Type Of : approval, approving, blessing
  5. (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it

    Synonyms : reinforcer, reinforcing stimulus
    Type Of : stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, input


  1. an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

    Synonyms : bulwark, wall
    Type Of : embankment
    Examples :
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city


  1. make payment to; compensate

    Synonyms : compensate, recompense
    Type Of : pay
    Examples :
    • My efforts were not remunerated


  1. salad or seafood dressing made with hard-boiled egg yolks, oil, and vinegar, and flavoured with mustard, capers, and herbs.

    Examples :
    • spicy shrimp tempura with a remoulade sauce