1. sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose

    Synonyms : snuff
    Type Of : smell, smelling
  2. perceive by inhaling through the nose

    Synonyms : whiff
    Type Of : smell
    Examples :
    • sniff the perfume
  3. inhale audibly through the nose

    Synonyms : sniffle
    Type Of : breathe in, inhale, inspire
    Examples :
    • the sick student was sniffling in the back row

spin off

  1. produce as a consequence of something larger

    Type Of : bear, turn out


  1. United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896)

    Synonyms : harriet beecher stowe, harriet elizabeth beecher stowe


  1. change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting

    Synonyms : sublimate
    Type Of : vaporize, aerify, gasify, vaporise
    Examples :
    • sublime iodine
    • some salts sublime when heated
  2. inspiring awe

    Synonyms : empyreal, empyrean
    Examples :
    • the sublime beauty of the night
  3. worthy of adoration or reverence

    Synonyms : reverend
  4. greatest or maximal in degree; extreme

    Synonyms : supreme
    Examples :
    • the sublime absurdity of the creative process
    • His face assumed an expression of sublime conceit
  5. vaporize and then condense right back again

    Synonyms : sublimate
    Type Of : change
  6. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

    Synonyms : elevated, exalted, grand, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarefied, rarified
  7. lifted up or set high

    Examples :
    • their hearts were jocund and sublime


  1. a state at a particular time

    Synonyms : condition
    Type Of : state
    Examples :
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  2. the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

    Synonyms : position
    Type Of : state
    Examples :
    • he had the status of a minor
    • the novel attained the status of a classic

stone age

  1. (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements


  1. a following of one thing after another in time

    Synonyms : chronological sequence, chronological succession, sequence, successiveness
    Type Of : temporal order, temporal arrangement
  2. acquisition of property by descent or by will

    Synonyms : taking over
    Type Of : acquisition
  3. the action of following in order

    Synonyms : sequence
    Type Of : order, ordering
  4. (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established

    Synonyms : ecological succession
    Type Of : activity, natural action, natural process, action
  5. a group of people or things arranged or following in order

    Type Of : series
    Examples :
    • a succession of stalls offering soft drinks
    • a succession of failures


  1. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

    Synonyms : give, springiness
    Type Of : snap, elasticity
  2. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

    Synonyms : bounce, bound, leap, leaping, saltation
    Type Of : jumping, jump
  3. spring back; spring away from an impact

    Synonyms : bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop
    Type Of : bound, jump, leap
  4. a natural flow of ground water

    Synonyms : fountain, natural spring, outflow, outpouring
    Type Of : geological formation, formation
  5. develop into a distinctive entity

    Synonyms : form, take form, take shape
    Type Of : become
  6. move forward by leaps and bounds

    Synonyms : bound, jump, leap
    Type Of : move
  7. the season of growth

    Synonyms : springtime
    Type Of : time of year, season
    Examples :
    • the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring
    • he will hold office until the spring of next year
  8. a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed

    Type Of : elastic device
    Examples :
    • the spring was broken
  9. a point at which water issues forth

    Type Of : source, root, rootage, beginning, origin
  10. develop suddenly

    Type Of : grow, produce, develop, get, acquire
  11. produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly

    Type Of : give away, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, let out, reveal, uncover, let on, unwrap, break, bring out


  1. a person to whom a secret is entrusted

    Synonyms : repository
    Type Of : confidant, intimate
  2. an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization

    Synonyms : secretarial assistant
    Type Of : help, helper, assistant, supporter
  3. a desk used for writing

    Synonyms : escritoire, secretaire, writing table
    Type Of : desk
  4. a person who is head of an administrative department of government

    Type Of : head, chief, top dog


  1. a situation offering opportunities

    Type Of : opportunity, chance
    Examples :
    • he worked both sides of the street
    • cooperation is a two-way street
  2. a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings

    Type Of : thoroughfare
    Examples :
    • they walked the streets of the small town
  3. people living or working on the same street

    Type Of : neighbourhood, neighborhood
    Examples :
    • the whole street protested the absence of street lights
  4. the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel

    Type Of : thoroughfare
    Examples :
    • be careful crossing the street
  5. the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction

    Type Of : environment
    Examples :
    • she tried to keep her children off the street