1. make a pretence of

    Synonyms : assume, feign, sham
    Type Of : pretend, dissemble, act
  2. create a representation or model of

    Synonyms : model
    Type Of : re-create
  3. reproduce someone's behavior or looks

    Synonyms : copy, imitate
    Type Of : reproduce


  1. something of sentimental value

    Synonyms : keepsake, relic, token
    Type Of : object, physical object
  2. a reminder of past events

    Synonyms : memento
    Type Of : reminder


  1. a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

    Synonyms : educatee, pupil
    Type Of : enrollee
  2. a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

    Synonyms : bookman, scholar, scholarly person
    Type Of : intellectual, intellect


  1. move or strike with a noise

    Synonyms : click
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • his arm was snapped forward
  2. an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera

    Synonyms : shot, snapshot
    Type Of : pic, photo, photograph, picture, exposure
    Examples :
    • my snapshots haven't been developed yet
  3. tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections

    Synonyms : snap bean
    Type Of : green bean
  4. the act of catching an object with the hands

    Synonyms : catch, grab, snatch
    Type Of : touch, touching
    Examples :
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  5. separate or cause to separate abruptly

    Synonyms : bust, rupture, tear
    Type Of : separate, part, disunite, divide
    Examples :
    • The rope snapped
  6. cause to make a snapping sound

    Synonyms : click, flick
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • snap your fingers
  7. lose control of one's emotions

    Synonyms : break down, lose it
    Type Of : act, behave, do
    Examples :
    • When her baby died, she snapped
  8. the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

    Synonyms : elasticity
    Type Of : physical property
    Examples :
    • the waistband had lost its snap
  9. record on photographic film

    Synonyms : photograph, shoot
    Type Of : record, put down, enter
    Examples :
    • She snapped a picture of the President
  10. break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

    Synonyms : crack
    Type Of : separate, split up, fall apart, break, come apart
    Examples :
    • The pipe snapped
  11. a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound

    Synonyms : press stud, snap fastener
    Type Of : holdfast, fastener, fastening, fixing
    Examples :
    • children can manage snaps better than buttons
  12. a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger

    Synonyms : ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap
    Type Of : biscuit, cooky, cookie
  13. any undertaking that is easy to do

    Synonyms : breeze, child's play, cinch, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, walkover
    Type Of : project, task, labor, undertaking
  14. to grasp hastily or eagerly

    Synonyms : snatch, snatch up
    Type Of : prehend, seize, clutch
  15. make a sharp sound

    Synonyms : crack
    Type Of : go, sound
    Examples :
    • his fingers snapped
  16. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone

    Synonyms : snarl
    Type Of : speak, mouth, verbalize, talk, verbalise, utter
    Examples :
    • The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer
  17. a sudden sharp noise

    Synonyms : crack, cracking
    Type Of : noise
    Examples :
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
  18. (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back

    Synonyms : centering
    Type Of : pass, toss, flip
    Examples :
    • the quarterback fumbled the snap
  19. a spell of cold weather

    Type Of : spell, piece, while, patch
    Examples :
    • a cold snap in the middle of May
  20. a sudden breaking

    Type Of : break
  21. bring the jaws together

    Type Of : bite, seize with teeth
    Examples :
    • he snapped indignantly
  22. close with a snapping motion

    Type Of : close, shut
    Examples :
    • The lock snapped shut
  23. move with a snapping sound

    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • bullets snapped past us
  24. put in play with a snap

    Type Of : hit
    Examples :
    • snap a football
  25. the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand

    Type Of : motility, motion, movement, move
    Examples :
    • he gave his fingers a snap
  26. the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand

    Type Of : noise
    Examples :
    • servants appeared at the snap of his fingers


  1. in a steep manner

    Examples :
    • the street rose steeply up to the castle


  1. the shore of a sea or ocean

    Synonyms : coast, sea-coast, seacoast
    Type Of : shore


  1. provide evidence for

    Synonyms : bear witness, evidence, prove, testify
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
  2. pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

    Synonyms : appearance
    Type Of : pretense, simulation, pretence, pretending, feigning
    Examples :
    • that ceremony is just for show
  3. take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums

    Synonyms : usher
    Type Of : guide, direct, lead, conduct, take
    Examples :
    • The usher showed us to our seats
  4. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

    Synonyms : read, record, register
    Type Of : indicate
    Examples :
    • The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
  5. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

    Synonyms : designate, indicate, point
    Type Of : inform
    Examples :
    • I showed the customer the glove section
  6. show in, or as in, a picture

    Synonyms : depict, picture, render
    Type Of : interpret, represent
  7. be or become visible or noticeable

    Synonyms : show up
    Type Of : appear
    Examples :
    • His good upbringing really shows
    • The dirty side will show
  8. something intended to communicate a particular impression

    Synonyms : display
    Type Of : demo, demonstration
    Examples :
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested
  9. give an exhibition of to an interested audience

    Synonyms : demo, demonstrate, exhibit, present
    Examples :
    • She shows her dogs frequently
  10. give expression to

    Synonyms : evince, express
    Type Of : convey
    Examples :
    • She showed her disappointment
  11. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

    Synonyms : demonstrate, establish, prove, shew
    Type Of : substantiate, corroborate, affirm, confirm, support, sustain
    Examples :
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture
  12. a social event involving a public performance or entertainment

    Type Of : social event
    Examples :
    • they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway
  13. finish third or better in a horse or dog race

    Type Of : race, run
    Examples :
    • he bet $2 on number six to show
  14. give evidence of, as of records

    Type Of : register, record, read
    Examples :
    • The diary shows his distress that evening
  15. make visible or noticeable

    Antonyms : hide
    Examples :
    • She showed her talent for cooking
  16. the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

    Type Of : amusement, entertainment
    Examples :
    • a remarkable show of skill


  1. yield to another's wish or opinion

    Synonyms : accede, bow, defer, give in
    Type Of : yield, knuckle under, give in, succumb, buckle under
  2. hand over formally

    Synonyms : present
    Type Of : give
  3. put before

    Synonyms : posit, put forward, state
    Type Of : suggest, propose, advise
    Examples :
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty
  4. accept or undergo, often unwillingly

    Synonyms : take
    Type Of : undergo
  5. refer to another person for decision or judgment

    Synonyms : pass on, relegate
  6. accept as inevitable

    Synonyms : reconcile, resign
    Type Of : accept
  7. make over as a return

    Synonyms : render
    Type Of : present, gift, give
  8. make an application as for a job or funding

    Synonyms : put in
    Type Of : apply
  9. refer for judgment or consideration

    Type Of : refer
    Examples :
    • The lawyers submitted the material to the court
  10. yield to the control of another


  1. having a succession of waves or curves


  1. that is on a string

    Examples :
    • keys strung on a red cord