1. edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

    Synonyms : veg, veggie
    Type Of : green groceries, produce, green goods, garden truck
  2. any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower

    Type Of : herbaceous plant, herb


  1. in a vivid manner

    Examples :
    • he described his adventures vividly


  1. a trademarked brand of petroleum jelly

    Type Of : mineral jelly, petrolatum, petroleum jelly


  1. someone who violates the law

    Synonyms : law offender, lawbreaker
    Type Of : felon, criminal, malefactor, crook, outlaw
  2. someone who assaults others sexually

    Synonyms : debaucher, ravisher
    Type Of : rounder, debauchee, libertine


  1. an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers

    Type Of : jar


  1. the leading units moving at the head of an army

    Synonyms : vanguard
    Type Of : army unit
  2. any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

    Synonyms : avant-garde, new wave, vanguard
    Type Of : artistic movement, art movement
  3. a camper equipped with living quarters

    Synonyms : caravan
    Type Of : camping bus, motor home, camper
  4. a truck with an enclosed cargo space

    Type Of : truck, motortruck
  5. (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight

    Type Of : railcar, railroad car, railway car, car


  1. change the arrangement or position of

    Synonyms : agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, stir up
    Type Of : displace, move
  2. be a mystery or bewildering to

    Synonyms : amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy
    Type Of : confound, befuddle, fox, discombobulate, fuddle, throw, bedevil, confuse
    Examples :
    • a vexing problem
  3. disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

    Synonyms : worry
    Type Of : trouble, disorder, unhinge, distract, perturb, cark, disquiet
  4. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    Synonyms : annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile
    Type Of : displease
  5. subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation

    Type Of : debate, deliberate
    Examples :
    • vex the subject of the death penalty


  1. the appearance conveyed by a person's face

    Synonyms : countenance
    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
    Examples :
    • a stern visage
  2. the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

    Synonyms : countenance, kisser, mug, phiz, physiognomy, smiler
    Type Of : human face, face


  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