1. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

    Synonyms : express
    Type Of : refer, denote
  2. the territory occupied by a nation

    Synonyms : country, land
    Type Of : administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
  3. a politically organized body of people under a single government

    Synonyms : body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica
    Type Of : political unit, political entity
    Examples :
    • the state has elected a new president
  4. (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)

    Synonyms : state of matter
    Type Of : chemical phenomenon
    Examples :
    • the solid state of water is called ice
  5. the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

    Synonyms : province
    Type Of : administrative district, territorial division, administrative division
    Examples :
    • his state is in the deep south
  6. put before

    Synonyms : posit, put forward, submit
    Type Of : propose, advise, suggest
  7. the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies

    Synonyms : department of state, dos, state department, united states department of state
    Type Of : executive department
  8. express in words

    Synonyms : say, tell
    Type Of : verbalize, verbalise, utter, express, give tongue to
    Examples :
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  9. a state of depression or agitation

    Type Of : emotional state, spirit
    Examples :
    • he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him
  10. the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

    Type Of : authorities, regime, government
    Examples :
    • the state has lowered its income tax
  11. the way something is with respect to its main attributes

    Type Of : attribute
    Examples :
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state


  1. place seeds in or on (the ground)

    Synonyms : inseminate, sow in
    Type Of : seed
    Examples :
    • sow the ground with sunflower seeds
  2. place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

    Synonyms : seed
    Type Of : pose, lay, place, set, position, put
    Examples :
    • She sowed sunflower seeds
  3. an adult female hog

    Type Of : swine
  4. introduce into an environment

    Type Of : disperse, disseminate, propagate, spread, pass around, distribute, broadcast, circularise, circularize, diffuse, circulate
    Examples :
    • sow suspicion or beliefs


  1. French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)

    Synonyms : amandine aurore lucie dupin, baroness dudevant, george sand
  2. fortitude and determination

    Synonyms : backbone, grit, gumption, guts, moxie
    Type Of : fortitude
  3. rub with sandpaper

    Synonyms : sandpaper
    Type Of : smoothen, smooth
    Examples :
    • sandpaper the wooden surface
  4. a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

    Type Of : dirt, soil


  1. the act of scattering water about haphazardly

    Synonyms : splash
    Type Of : wetting
  2. the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface

    Synonyms : spatter, spattering, splash, splattering
    Type Of : painting


  1. covered with bright patches (often used in combination)

    Synonyms : dabbled, spattered, splattered
    Examples :
    • gardens splashed with color
  2. (of a fluid) having been propelled about in flying drops or masses

    Examples :
    • with clothes wet by splashed water


  1. someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

    Synonyms : doubter, skeptic
    Type Of : intellect, intellectual


  1. decide upon or fix definitely

    Synonyms : define, determine, fix, limit, set
    Type Of : take, pick out, select, choose
    Examples :
    • specify the parameters
  2. determine the essential quality of

    Synonyms : define, delimit, delimitate, delineate
    Type Of : be
  3. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

    Synonyms : condition, qualify, stipulate
    Type Of : undertake, contract
  4. select something or someone for a specific purpose

    Synonyms : assign, set apart
    Type Of : pick out, select, choose, take
  5. design or destine

    Synonyms : designate, destine, intend
    Type Of : plan
  6. be specific about

    Synonyms : particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize
    Antonyms : generalize
    Type Of : flesh out, lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound
    Examples :
    • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?
  7. define clearly

    Synonyms : nail down, narrow, narrow down, peg down, pin down
    Type Of : determine


  1. feelings of mental or physical pain

    Synonyms : hurt
    Type Of : pain, painfulness
  2. psychological suffering

    Synonyms : distress, hurt
    Type Of : pain, painfulness
  3. misery resulting from affliction

    Synonyms : woe
    Type Of : wretchedness, miserableness, misery
  4. very unhappy; full of misery

    Synonyms : miserable, wretched
    Examples :
    • a message of hope for suffering humanity
  5. a state of acute pain

    Synonyms : agony, excruciation
    Type Of : pain, hurting
  6. troubled by pain or loss

    Examples :
    • suffering refugees


  1. a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'

    Type Of : form of address, title, title of respect


  1. a native or inhabitant of Spain

    Type Of : european