1. relating to or concerned in sensation

    Synonyms : sensational
    Examples :
    • the sensory cortex
    • sensory organs
  2. of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system

    Synonyms : centripetal, receptive
    Examples :
    • sensory neurons
  3. involving or derived from the senses

    Synonyms : sensorial
    Antonyms : extrasensory
    Examples :
    • sensory experience
    • sensory channels


  1. take charge of or deal with

    Synonyms : attend, look, take care
    Type Of : care, give care
    Examples :
    • Could you see about lunch?
  2. make sense of; assign a meaning to

    Synonyms : construe, interpret
    Type Of : understand
    Examples :
    • What message do you see in this letter?
  3. go to see a place, as for entertainment

    Synonyms : visit
    Type Of : tour
    Examples :
    • We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning
  4. see or watch

    Synonyms : catch, take in, view, watch
    Type Of : watch
    Examples :
    • This program will be seen all over the world
    • see a movie
  5. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    Synonyms : discover, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, pick up
    Examples :
    • I see that you have been promoted
  6. date regularly; have a steady relationship with

    Synonyms : date, go out, go steady
    Type Of : associate, affiliate, consort, assort
    Examples :
    • Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
  7. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

    Synonyms : ascertain, check, determine, find out, learn, watch
    Examples :
    • I want to see whether she speaks French
  8. perceive or be contemporaneous with

    Synonyms : find, witness
    Type Of : experience, go through
    Examples :
    • You'll see a lot of cheating in this school
    • I want to see results
  9. undergo or live through a difficult experience

    Synonyms : experience, go through
    Type Of : undergo
  10. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

    Synonyms : ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see to it
    Type Of : verify
  11. come together

    Synonyms : come across, encounter, meet, run across, run into
    Examples :
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • How nice to see you again!
  12. accompany or escort

    Synonyms : escort
    Type Of : accompany
    Examples :
    • I'll see you to the door
  13. perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

    Synonyms : realise, realize, understand
    Examples :
    • Now I see!
    • I just can't see your point
  14. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

    Synonyms : envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, visualise, visualize
    Type Of : envisage, ideate, imagine, conceive of
    Examples :
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy
  15. observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

    Synonyms : examine
    Examples :
    • I must see your passport before you can enter the country
  16. deem to be

    Synonyms : consider, reckon, regard, view
    Type Of : consider, think, conceive, believe
    Examples :
    • I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  17. deliberate or decide

    Type Of : moot, deliberate, consider, turn over, debate
    Examples :
    • let's see--which movie should we see tonight?
  18. go to see for a social visit

    Type Of : visit, call, call in
    Examples :
    • I went to see my friend Mary the other day
  19. go to see for professional or business reasons

    Type Of : call in, call, visit
    Examples :
    • You should see a lawyer
    • We had to see a psychiatrist
  20. match or meet

    Type Of : wager, play, bet
  21. observe as if with an eye

    Type Of : find, notice, observe, discover, detect
  22. perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

    Type Of : perceive, comprehend
    Examples :
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see
  23. receive as a specified guest

    Type Of : invite, take in, receive
    Examples :
    • the doctor will see you now
    • The minister doesn't see anybody before noon
  24. see and understand, have a good eye

    Examples :
    • The artist must first learn to see
  25. the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located

    Type Of : seat


  1. a strain of pest accidentally imported into Florida from the Middle East then spread to California where it is a very serious pest feeding on almost all vegetable crops and poinsettias

    Synonyms : bemisia tabaci, poinsettia strain
    Type Of : sweet-potato whitefly
  2. a strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics

    Type Of : bacteria, bacterium


  1. a sacred place of pilgrimage

    Synonyms : holy, holy place
    Type Of : place, spot, topographic point
  2. a place of inviolable privacy

    Synonyms : sanctum sanctorum
    Type Of : retreat
    Examples :
    • he withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go


  1. denote or connote

    Synonyms : intend, mean, stand for
  2. convey or express a meaning

    Type Of : intend, mean
    Examples :
    • What does his strange behavior signify?
  3. make known with a word or signal

    Type Of : indicate


  1. taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    Synonyms : arduous, straining
    Examples :
    • a strenuous task
  2. characterized by or performed with much energy or force

    Examples :
    • strenuous exercise


  1. endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

    Synonyms : animate
    Antonyms : insentient
    Examples :
    • the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage
  2. consciously perceiving

    Examples :
    • sentient of the intolerable load
    • a boy so sentient of his surroundings


  1. a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

    Synonyms : guard, safety device
    Type Of : device
  2. a safe place

    Synonyms : refuge
    Type Of : area, country
    Examples :
    • He ran to safety
  3. (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

    Synonyms : base hit
    Type Of : hit
  4. contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

    Synonyms : condom, prophylactic, rubber, safe
    Type Of : contraceptive, birth control device, prophylactic device, contraceptive device, preventative, preventive
  5. a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line

    Type Of : score
  6. the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions

    Antonyms : danger
    Type Of : condition, status
    Examples :
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk


  1. a blemish made by dirt

    Synonyms : blot, daub, smear, smirch, smudge, spot
    Type Of : blemish, mar, defect
  2. become vague or indistinct

    Synonyms : blur, dim
    Type Of : weaken
  3. a disparaging remark

    Synonyms : aspersion
    Type Of : derogation, disparagement, depreciation
    Examples :
    • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility
  4. (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

    Type Of : musical notation
  5. play smoothly or legato

    Type Of : spiel, play
    Examples :
    • the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata
  6. speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur

    Type Of : denote, refer
    Examples :
    • your comments are slurring your co-workers
  7. utter indistinctly

    Type Of : verbalise, mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalize


  1. affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity

    Synonyms : blighted
  2. having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention

    Synonyms : spoiled
  3. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition

    Synonyms : bad, spoiled
    Examples :
    • a refrigerator full of spoilt food