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


  1. the act of diluting something

    Synonyms : cutting
    Type Of : dilution
    Examples :
    • the thinning of paint with turpentine


  1. someone who plays practical jokes on others

    Synonyms : cut-up, hoaxer, practical joker, prankster, tricker
    Type Of : mischief-maker, bad hat, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler
  2. someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

    Synonyms : beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker
    Type Of : offender, wrongdoer
  3. a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts

    Type Of : spiritual being, supernatural being


  1. pouring in abundance

    Examples :
    • torrential rains
  2. resembling a torrent in force and abundance

    Examples :
    • torrential applause
    • torrential abuse
    • the torrential facility and fecundity characteristic of his style
  3. relating to or resulting from the action of a torrent

    Examples :
    • torrential erosion
    • torrential adaptations seen in some aquatic forms

tie down

  1. secure with or as if with ropes

    Synonyms : bind, tie up, truss
    Type Of : constrain, confine, hold, restrain
    Examples :
    • tie down the prisoners
  2. restrain from independence by an obligation

    Type Of : hold, bind, oblige, obligate


  1. someone who is being trained

    Type Of : novice, tiro, tyro, initiate, beginner


  1. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

    Synonyms : cornet, horn, trump
    Type Of : brass, brass instrument
  2. play or blow on the trumpet

    Type Of : play
  3. proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet

    Type Of : exclaim, proclaim, promulgate
    Examples :
    • Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty
  4. utter in trumpet-like sounds

    Type Of : emit, utter, let loose, let out
    Examples :
    • Elephants are trumpeting