1. a person who translates written messages from one language to another

    Synonyms : transcriber
    Type Of : linguist, polyglot
  2. someone who mediates between speakers of different languages

    Synonyms : interpreter
    Type Of : mediator, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator
  3. a program that translates one programming language into another

    Synonyms : translating program
    Type Of : programme, computer programme, program, computer program


  1. make sense of a language

    Synonyms : interpret, read, understand
    Type Of : understand
  2. restate (words) from one language into another language

    Synonyms : interpret, render
    Type Of : repeat, retell, restate, iterate, reiterate, ingeminate
    Examples :
    • I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
    • He translates for the U.N.
  3. change from one form or medium into another

    Synonyms : transform
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • Braque translated collage into oil
  4. be equivalent in effect

    Type Of : be, equal
    Examples :
    • the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power
  5. be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • poetry often does not translate
    • Tolstoy's novels translate well into English
  6. bring to a certain spiritual state

    Type Of : channelise, transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize
  7. change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation

    Type Of : move, displace
  8. determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

    Type Of : find, find out, ascertain, determine
  9. express, as in simple and less technical language

    Type Of : paraphrase, rephrase, reword
    Examples :
    • Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?
    • Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?
  10. subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

    Type Of : displace, move


  1. sensationalist journalism

    Synonyms : tab, yellow journalism
    Type Of : journalism, news media
  2. newspaper with half-size pages

    Synonyms : rag, sheet
    Type Of : newspaper, paper


  1. characterized by hard work and perseverance

    Synonyms : hardworking, industrious, untiring
  2. showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

    Synonyms : indefatigable, unflagging, unwearying
    Examples :
    • a tireless worker


  1. create (clothes) with cloth

    Synonyms : sew, tailor-make
    Type Of : forge, fashion
  2. a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

    Synonyms : sartor, seamster
    Type Of : garment-worker, garment worker, garmentmaker
  3. adjust to a specific need or market

    Synonyms : orient
    Type Of : adapt, accommodate
    Examples :
    • tailor your needs to your surroundings
  4. style and tailor in a certain fashion

    Synonyms : cut
    Type Of : design


  1. completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

    Synonyms : good, soundly
  2. in an exhaustive manner

    Synonyms : exhaustively
    Examples :
    • we searched the files thoroughly


  1. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    Synonyms : arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter
    Examples :
    • a thorough nuisance
    • a thoroughgoing villain
  2. performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial

    Synonyms : exhaustive, thoroughgoing
    Examples :
    • made a thorough search
    • thoroughgoing research
  3. painstakingly careful and accurate

    Examples :
    • our accountant is thorough
    • thorough research


  1. a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

    Synonyms : shrew
    Type Of : disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman


  1. familiar with many parts of the world

    Synonyms : traveled


  1. to hold fast or prevent from moving

    Synonyms : immobilise, immobilize, pin
  2. catch in or as if in a trap

    Synonyms : ensnare, entrap, snare, trammel
    Type Of : capture, catch
    Examples :
    • The men trap foxes
  3. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares

    Synonyms : snare
    Type Of : design, plan
    Examples :
    • the exam was full of trap questions
  4. a hazard on a golf course

    Synonyms : bunker, sand trap
    Type Of : hazard
  5. informal terms for the mouth

    Synonyms : cakehole, gob, hole, maw, yap
    Type Of : oral cavity, mouth, rima oris, oral fissure
  6. place in a confining or embarrassing position

    Synonyms : pin down
    Type Of : confine, detain
    Examples :
    • He was trapped in a difficult situation
  7. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

    Synonyms : ambuscade, ambush, lying in wait
    Type Of : surprise attack, coup de main
  8. a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

    Type Of : device
  9. a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

    Type Of : mechanical device
  10. a light two-wheeled carriage

    Type Of : carriage, rig, equipage
  11. drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

    Type Of : drainpipe, waste pipe, drain
  12. hold or catch as if in a trap

    Type Of : take hold, hold
    Examples :
    • The gaps between the teeth trap food particles