1. in the near future

    Synonyms : before long, presently, soon
    Examples :
    • the book will appear shortly
  2. in a concise manner; in a few words

    Synonyms : briefly, concisely, in brief, in short
    Examples :
    • to put it shortly
  3. in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

    Synonyms : curtly, short
    Examples :
    • he said shortly that he didn't like it


  1. in a sheepish manner

    Examples :
    • sheepishly he handed her back the money


  1. beat with a sledgehammer

    Synonyms : sledgehammer
    Type Of : hammer
  2. a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

    Synonyms : maul, sledgehammer
    Type Of : hammer
  3. a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

    Synonyms : sled, sleigh
    Type Of : vehicle
  4. ride in or travel with a sledge

    Type Of : journey, travel
    Examples :
    • the antarctic expedition sledged along the coastline
    • The children sledged all day by the lake
  5. transport in a sleigh

    Type Of : transport


  1. a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

    Synonyms : scattering, sprinkling
    Type Of : shower, rain shower
  2. rain gently

    Synonyms : patter, pitter-patter, spatter, spit
    Type Of : rain down, rain
    Examples :
    • It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick
  3. cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

    Synonyms : splash, splosh
    Type Of : disperse, dot, dust, scatter
  4. the act of sprinkling or splashing water

    Synonyms : sparge, sprinkling
    Type Of : watering
  5. scatter with liquid; wet lightly

    Synonyms : besprinkle, sparge
    Type Of : wet
  6. distribute loosely

    Synonyms : disperse, dot, dust, scatter
    Type Of : discharge


  1. inaccurate in pitch

    Synonyms : false, off-key
    Examples :
    • a false (or sour) note
  2. smelling of fermentation or staleness

    Synonyms : rancid
  3. the property of being acidic

    Synonyms : acidity, sourness
    Type Of : taste property
  4. showing a brooding ill humor

    Synonyms : dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sullen
    Examples :
    • a sour temper
  5. in an unpalatable state

    Synonyms : off, turned
    Examples :
    • sour milk
  6. go sour or spoil

    Synonyms : ferment, turn, work
    Type Of : turn, change state
    Examples :
    • The milk has soured
  7. the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth

    Synonyms : sourness, tartness
    Type Of : taste sensation, gustatory sensation, gustatory perception, taste perception, taste
  8. make sour or more sour

    Synonyms : acetify, acidify, acidulate
    Antonyms : sweeten
    Type Of : change taste
  9. a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar

    Type Of : cocktail
  10. having a sharp biting taste

    Antonyms : sweet
  11. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons


  1. an utterance made by exhaling audibly

    Synonyms : suspiration
    Type Of : utterance, vocalization
  2. heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily

    Synonyms : suspire
    Type Of : respire, take a breath, suspire, breathe
    Examples :
    • She sighed sadly
  3. a sound like a person sighing

    Type Of : sound
    Examples :
    • she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees
  4. utter with a sigh

    Type Of : utter, emit, let loose, let out


  1. a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

    Synonyms : belt
    Type Of : course, path, track
  2. the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine

    Type Of : space


  1. exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

    Synonyms : stretch
    Type Of : physical exertion, workout, exercise, exercising, physical exercise
  2. act of expanding by lengthening or widening

    Type Of : enlargement, expansion


  1. a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever

    Synonyms : chill
    Type Of : symptom
  2. vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze

    Synonyms : shaky, trembling
    Examples :
    • sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier


  1. spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods

    Type Of : condiment