1. a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

    Synonyms : vent
    Type Of : crack, crevice, cleft, fissure, scissure
  2. a mountain formed by volcanic material

    Type Of : mount, mountain


  1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

    Synonyms : ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, whizz, whiz, wiz, wizard
    Type Of : expert
  2. having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

    Synonyms : consummate, masterful, masterly
    Examples :
    • a virtuoso performance
  3. a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

    Type Of : musician


  1. a source of materials to nourish the body

    Synonyms : aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance
    Type Of : nutrient, food
  2. a stock or supply of foods

    Synonyms : commissariat, provender, provisions, viands
    Type Of : nutrient, food
  3. any substance that can be used as food

    Synonyms : comestible, eatable, edible, pabulum, victual
    Type Of : food, nutrient


  1. uncertain in purpose or action

    Synonyms : vacillant, wavering


  1. quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye

    Synonyms : visibleness
    Antonyms : invisibility
    Type Of : perceptibility
    Examples :
    • low visibility caused by fog
  2. degree of exposure to public notice

    Synonyms : profile
    Type Of : salience, saliency, strikingness
    Examples :
    • that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election
  3. capability of providing a clear unobstructed view

    Type Of : clarity, clearness, uncloudedness
    Examples :
    • a windshield with good visibility


  1. a healthy capacity for vigorous activity

    Synonyms : energy, vim
    Type Of : good health, healthiness
  2. the property of being able to survive and grow

    Synonyms : animation
    Type Of : aliveness, liveness, animateness
    Examples :
    • the vitality of a seed
  3. an energetic style

    Synonyms : verve
    Type Of : vigor, vim, energy, vigour, muscularity
  4. (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms

    Synonyms : elan vital, life force, vital force
    Type Of : force


  1. having a relatively high resistance to flow

    Synonyms : syrupy
  2. having the sticky properties of an adhesive

    Synonyms : gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid


  1. capable of being seen; or open to easy view

    Synonyms : seeable
    Antonyms : invisible
    Examples :
    • a visible object
    • visible stars
    • mountains visible in the distance
    • a visible change of expression
    • visible files
  2. obvious to the eye

    Examples :
    • a visible change of expression
  3. present and easily available

    Examples :
    • a visible supply
    • visible resources


  1. of a color intermediate between red and blue

    Synonyms : purple, purplish
  2. a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum

    Synonyms : reddish blue
    Type Of : purple, purpleness
  3. any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers

    Type Of : viola


  1. communicated in the form of words

    Examples :
    • verbal imagery
    • a verbal protest
  2. expressed in spoken words

    Examples :
    • a verbal contract
  3. prolix

    Examples :
    • you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal
  4. relating to or having facility in the use of words

    Antonyms : numerical
    Examples :
    • a good poet is a verbal artist
    • a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound
    • verbal aptitude
  5. of or relating to or formed from words in general

    Examples :
    • verbal ability
  6. of or relating to or formed from a verb

    Examples :
    • verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'