1. the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive

    Synonyms : sedulousness
    Type Of : diligence, industriousness, industry


  1. (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')

    Synonyms : syncope
    Type Of : articulation
  2. a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat

    Type Of : rhythm, beat, musical rhythm
  3. music (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm

    Type Of : music


  1. fill to satisfaction

    Synonyms : fill, replete, satiate
    Type Of : ingest, consume, have, take, take in
    Examples :
    • I am sated


  1. the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle

    Type Of : conjugation, colligation, conjunction, junction
    Examples :
    • nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters


  1. the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis

    Synonyms : abdomen, belly, venter
    Type Of : body part
  2. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

    Synonyms : abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, suffer, support, tolerate
    Type Of : let, allow, countenance, permit
  3. an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion

    Synonyms : breadbasket, tum, tummy
    Type Of : viscus, internal organ
  4. an appetite for food

    Type Of : appetency, appetite, appetence
    Examples :
    • exercise gave him a good stomach for dinner
  5. an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness

    Type Of : inclination
    Examples :
    • he had no stomach for a fight
  6. bear to eat

    Type Of : digest
    Examples :
    • He cannot stomach raw fish


  1. someone who insists on something

    Type Of : disciplinarian, martinet, moralist
    Examples :
    • a stickler for promptness


  1. avoiding waste

    Synonyms : economical, frugal, scotch, sparing
    Examples :
    • stinting in bestowing gifts


  1. affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

    Synonyms : bodily, corporal, corporeal
    Examples :
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness


  1. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

    Synonyms : impregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackable
    Examples :
    • a secure telephone connection
  2. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

    Synonyms : plug, stop up
    Type Of : fill up, close
  3. make certain of

    Synonyms : assure, ensure, guarantee, insure
  4. furnish with battens

    Synonyms : batten, batten down
    Type Of : fortify, beef up, strengthen
  5. financially safe

    Synonyms : dependable, good, safe
    Examples :
    • a secure investment
  6. get by special effort

    Synonyms : procure
    Type Of : obtain
  7. cause to be firmly attached

    Synonyms : fasten, fix
    Type Of : attach
  8. free from fear or doubt; easy in mind

    Synonyms : unafraid, untroubled
    Antonyms : insecure
    Examples :
    • he was secure that nothing will be held against him
  9. assure payment of

    Type Of : guarantee, vouch
  10. free from danger or risk

    Antonyms : insecure
    Examples :
    • secure from harm
    • his fortune was secure
    • made a secure place for himself in his field
  11. not likely to fail or give way

    Antonyms : insecure
    Examples :
    • the lock was secure
    • a secure foundation
    • a secure hold on her wrist


  1. enacted by a legislative body

    Synonyms : codified
    Examples :
    • statute law
  2. an act passed by a legislative body

    Synonyms : legislative act
    Type Of : act, enactment