1. carry with difficulty

    Synonyms : lug, tug
    Type Of : carry, transport
  2. a capacious bag or basket

    Synonyms : carryall, holdall, tote bag
    Type Of : bag


  1. productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

    Synonyms : labor, labour
    Type Of : work
  2. work hard

    Synonyms : dig, drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, moil, travail
    Type Of : do work, work


  1. a person who changes location

    Synonyms : traveler
    Type Of : mortal, soul, individual, person, someone, somebody


  1. psychologically painful

    Examples :
    • few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child
  2. of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body


  1. usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica

    Type Of : turtle


  1. a trivial lie

    Synonyms : fib, story, taradiddle, tarradiddle
    Type Of : prevarication, lie
  2. a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

    Synonyms : narration, narrative, story
    Type Of : content, subject matter, message, substance

turn down

  1. refuse entrance or membership

    Synonyms : refuse, reject, turn away
  2. refuse to accept

    Synonyms : decline, pass up, refuse, reject
  3. reject with contempt

    Synonyms : disdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn
    Type Of : refuse, decline
  4. make lower or quieter

    Synonyms : lour, lower
    Type Of : decrease, lessen, minify
    Examples :
    • turn down the volume of a radio
  5. take a downward direction

    Type Of : decline, worsen


  1. the profession of a teacher

    Synonyms : instruction, pedagogy
    Type Of : education
    Examples :
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
  2. a doctrine that is taught

    Synonyms : commandment, precept
    Type Of : philosophy, doctrine, school of thought, philosophical system, ism
    Examples :
    • the teachings of religion
  3. the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

    Synonyms : didactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded


  1. a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

    Synonyms : tabu
    Type Of : prejudice, bias, preconception
  2. an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

    Synonyms : tabu
    Type Of : inhibition
  3. excluded from use or mention

    Synonyms : forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, tabu, verboten
    Examples :
    • a taboo subject
  4. forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

    Synonyms : tabu
  5. declare as sacred and forbidden

    Type Of : control, restrict


  1. a levy of one tenth of something

    Type Of : levy
  2. an offering of a tenth part of some personal income

    Type Of : offering
  3. exact a tithe from

    Type Of : bill, charge
    Examples :
    • The church was tithed
  4. levy a tithe on (produce or a crop)

    Type Of : levy, impose
    Examples :
    • The wool was tithed
  5. pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church

    Type Of : pay
    Examples :
    • Although she left the church officially, she still tithes
  6. pay one tenth of; pay tithes on, especially to the church

    Examples :
    • He tithed his income to the Church