1. be a signal for or a symptom of

    Synonyms : bespeak, betoken, indicate, point
    Type Of : tell
    Examples :
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  2. any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

    Synonyms : sign, signaling
    Type Of : communication
    Examples :
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  3. communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

    Synonyms : sign, signalise, signalize
    Type Of : intercommunicate, communicate
    Examples :
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu
  4. an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes

    Type Of : electricity, electrical energy, power
  5. any incitement to action

    Type Of : incitement, provocation, incitation
    Examples :
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration
  6. notably out of the ordinary

    Examples :
    • the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party


  1. street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

    Synonyms : easy lay, georgia home boy, goop, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, max, scoop
    Type Of : gamma hydroxybutyrate, ghb
  2. rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning

    Synonyms : lather
    Type Of : clean, cleanse
  3. a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats

    Type Of : cleansing agent, cleaner, cleanser
  4. money offered as a bribe

    Type Of : bribe, payoff


  1. be a summary of

    Synonyms : sum, sum up, summarise
    Type Of : state, say, tell
    Examples :
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper
  2. give a summary (of)

    Synonyms : resume, sum up, summarise
    Type Of : retell, ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate
    Examples :
    • I will now summarize


  1. a slot machine that is used for gambling

    Synonyms : one-armed bandit
    Type Of : slot machine, coin machine
    Examples :
    • they spend hours and hours just playing the slots
  2. (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board

    Synonyms : expansion slot
    Type Of : receptacle
    Examples :
    • the PC had three slots for additional memory
  3. a time assigned on a schedule or agenda

    Synonyms : time slot
    Type Of : interval, time interval
    Examples :
    • the TV program has a new time slot
    • an aircraft landing slot
  4. a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable

    Type Of : position, spatial relation
    Examples :
    • he developed a version of slot grammar
  5. a position in a hierarchy or organization

    Type Of : position, status
    Examples :
    • Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks
    • she beat some tough competition for the number one slot
  6. a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)

    Type Of : slit
    Examples :
    • he put a quarter in the slot
  7. assign a time slot

    Type Of : schedule
    Examples :
    • slot a television program
  8. the trail of an animal (especially a deer)

    Type Of : trail
    Examples :
    • he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees


  1. (law) an agreement or concession made by parties in a judicial proceeding (or by their attorneys) relating to the business before the court; must be in writing unless they are part of the court record

    Synonyms : judicial admission
    Type Of : concession
    Examples :
    • a stipulation of fact was made in order to avoid delay
  2. an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

    Synonyms : condition, precondition
    Type Of : premise, premiss, assumption
  3. a restriction that is insisted upon as a condition for an agreement

    Synonyms : specification
    Type Of : restriction, confinement


  1. make subservient; force to submit or subdue

    Synonyms : subject
    Type Of : dominate, master
  2. put down by force or intimidation

    Synonyms : keep down, quash, reduce, repress, subdue
    Type Of : crush, oppress, suppress
    Examples :
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land


  1. made clean by scrubbing

    Examples :
    • fresh-scrubbed floors
    • boys with scrubbed necks and faces


  1. waves breaking on the shore

    Synonyms : breaker, breakers
    Type Of : wave, moving ridge
  2. look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular

    Synonyms : browse
    Type Of : search, look for, seek
    Examples :
    • surf the internet or the world wide web
  3. switch channels, on television

    Synonyms : channel-surf
    Type Of : shift, change, switch
  4. ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard

    Synonyms : surfboard
    Type Of : glide
    Examples :
    • Californians love to surf


  1. excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin

    Synonyms : perspire, sudate
    Type Of : egest, pass, excrete, eliminate
    Examples :
    • Exercise makes one sweat
  2. agitation resulting from active worry

    Synonyms : fret, lather, stew, swither
    Type Of : agitation
    Examples :
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  3. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

    Synonyms : perspiration, sudor
    Type Of : secretion
    Examples :
    • sweat poured off his brow
  4. use of physical or mental energy; hard work

    Synonyms : effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail
    Type Of : labor, toil, labour
  5. condensation of moisture on a cold surface

    Type Of : condensate, condensation
    Examples :
    • the cold glasses were streaked with sweat


  1. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships

    Synonyms : hardy, stalwart, stout
    Examples :
    • sturdy young athletes
  2. substantially made or constructed

    Synonyms : tough
    Examples :
    • sturdy steel shelves
    • sturdy canvas
  3. not making concessions

    Synonyms : inflexible, uncompromising