1. an ornamental coating to a building

    Synonyms : facing
    Type Of : coat, coating
  2. coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood

    Synonyms : veneering
    Type Of : coat, coating
  3. cover with veneer

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • veneer the furniture to protect it


  1. capable of being corrupted

    Synonyms : bribable, corruptible, dishonest, purchasable
    Examples :
    • a venal police officer


  1. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    Synonyms : fierce, tearing, trigger-happy, violent
    Examples :
    • vehement dislike
  2. characterized by great force or energy

    Examples :
    • vehement deluges of rain
    • vehement clapping
    • a vehement defense


  1. the property of being wild or turbulent

    Synonyms : ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, violence, wildness
    Type Of : intensiveness, intensity
  2. intensity or forcefulness of expression

    Synonyms : emphasis
    Type Of : intensiveness, intensity
    Examples :
    • the vehemence of his denial


  1. having a variety of colors

    Synonyms : varicolored, varicoloured


  1. lacking taste or flavor or tang

    Synonyms : bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless
    Examples :
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  2. lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest

    Examples :
    • a vapid conversation
    • a vapid smile
    • a bunch of vapid schoolgirls


  1. a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

    Synonyms : clochard, drifter, floater, vagabond
    Type Of : roamer, rover, have-not, bird of passage, wanderer, poor person
  2. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

    Synonyms : aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond
    Examples :
    • vagrant hippies of the sixties


  1. devoid of significance or force

    Synonyms : empty, hollow
    Examples :
    • vacuous comments
  2. devoid of intelligence or thought

    Synonyms : mindless
    Examples :
    • a vacuous mind
  3. devoid of matter

    Examples :
    • a vacuous space


  1. be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

    Synonyms : hover, oscillate, vibrate
    Type Of : hesitate, waffle, waver
  2. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

    Synonyms : fluctuate, waver
    Type Of : swing
    Examples :
    • the line on the monitor vacillated


  1. activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

    Synonyms : outlet, release
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • he gave vent to his anger
  2. expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen

    Synonyms : air, air out, ventilate
    Type Of : refresh, freshen
  3. give expression or utterance to

    Synonyms : give vent, ventilate
    Type Of : express, evince, show
    Examples :
    • She vented her anger
    • The graduates gave vent to cheers
  4. a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

    Synonyms : volcano
    Type Of : crack, crevice, fissure, scissure, cleft
  5. a hole for the escape of gas or air

    Synonyms : blowhole, vent-hole, venthole
    Type Of : hole
  6. a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)

    Type Of : slit
  7. external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

    Type Of : orifice, porta, opening