1. The plural of he, she, or it. They is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers to persons without an antecedent expressed.


  1. relating to or associated with heat

    Synonyms : caloric, thermal
    Examples :
    • thermic energy


  1. small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts

    Synonyms : cruller
    Type Of : friedcake
  2. a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground

    Synonyms : tornado
    Type Of : cyclone


  1. darkened by clouds

    Synonyms : heavy, lowering, sullen
  2. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

    Synonyms : baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister
    Examples :
    • his threatening behavior


  1. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

    Synonyms : beat, beat out, crush, shell, vanquish
    Type Of : get the better of, defeat, overcome
  2. beat severely with a whip or rod

    Synonyms : flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, welt, whip
    Type Of : work over, beat, beat up
    Examples :
    • The children were severely trounced
  3. censure severely or angrily

    Synonyms : bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task
    Type Of : criticize, criticise, knock, pick apart


  1. a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

    Type Of : poisonous substance, toxicant, poison


  1. the act of moving something from one location to another

    Synonyms : conveyance, transfer, transferral, transportation
    Type Of : movement
  2. hold spellbound

    Synonyms : delight, enchant, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, ravish
    Type Of : please, delight
  3. a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder

    Synonyms : tape drive, tape transport
    Type Of : mechanism
  4. something that serves as a means of transportation

    Synonyms : conveyance
    Type Of : instrumentation, instrumentality
  5. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

    Synonyms : ecstasy, exaltation, rapture, raptus
    Type Of : spirit, emotional state
  6. move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

    Synonyms : carry
    Type Of : displace, move
  7. the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

    Synonyms : shipping, transportation
    Type Of : commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
  8. transport commercially

    Synonyms : send, ship
    Type Of : move, displace
  9. send from one person or place to another

    Synonyms : channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit
    Type Of : move, displace
  10. an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

    Type Of : diffusion
  11. move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

    Type Of : move, displace


  1. bring to an end or halt

    Synonyms : end
    Type Of : alter, modify, change
    Examples :
    • The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I
  2. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of

    Synonyms : end
    Type Of : be
  3. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    Synonyms : can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away
    Type Of : remove
    Examples :
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  4. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

    Synonyms : cease, end, finish, stop
    Examples :
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed


  1. the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway

    Synonyms : doorsill, doorstep
    Type Of : sill
  2. the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close

    Synonyms : door, doorway, room access
    Type Of : entrance, entryway, entry, entree, entranceway
  3. the smallest detectable sensation

    Synonyms : limen
    Type Of : aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression
  4. a region marking a boundary

    Synonyms : brink, verge
    Type Of : bound, edge, boundary
  5. the starting point for a new state or experience

    Type Of : showtime, start, first, get-go, offset, kickoff, outset, commencement, starting time, beginning
    Examples :
    • on the threshold of manhood


  1. someone who travels for pleasure

    Synonyms : holidaymaker, tourer
    Type Of : traveler, traveller