1. thin trapezoidal bone of the skull forming the posterior and inferior parts of the nasal septum

    Type Of : bone, os


  1. the visual percept of a region

    Synonyms : aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view
    Type Of : visual image, visual percept


  1. unproductive of success

    Synonyms : bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless
    Examples :
    • a vain attempt
  2. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

    Synonyms : conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed
    Examples :
    • vain about her clothes


  1. venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw

    Type Of : ophidian, snake, serpent


  1. a piece of poetry

    Synonyms : rhyme
    Type Of : poem, verse form
  2. a line of metrical text

    Synonyms : verse line
    Type Of : line
  3. literature in metrical form

    Synonyms : poesy, poetry
    Type Of : genre, writing style, literary genre
  4. compose verses or put into verse

    Synonyms : poetise, poetize, versify
    Type Of : indite, pen, write, compose
  5. familiarize through thorough study or experience

    Type Of : familiarize, acquaint, familiarise
    Examples :
    • She versed herself in Roman archeology


  1. a craft designed for water transportation

    Synonyms : watercraft
    Type Of : craft
  2. a tube in which a body fluid circulates

    Synonyms : vas
    Type Of : tube-shaped structure, tube
  3. an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

    Type Of : container


  1. fixed and absolute and without contingency

    Examples :
    • a vested right


  1. decrease rapidly and disappear

    Synonyms : fly, vanish
    Type Of : fall, lessen, decrease, diminish
    Examples :
    • all my stock assets have vaporized
  2. turn into gas

    Synonyms : aerify, gasify, vaporise
    Type Of : change integrity
  3. lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

    Synonyms : evaporate, vaporise
    Type Of : change integrity
  4. kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting

    Synonyms : zap
    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens


  1. the state of being vulnerable or exposed

    Synonyms : exposure
    Type Of : danger
    Examples :
    • his vulnerability to litigation
  2. susceptibility to injury or attack

    Antonyms : invulnerability
    Type Of : weakness


  1. United States mathematician (1880-1960)

    Synonyms : oswald veblen
  2. United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)

    Synonyms : thorstein bunde veblen, thorstein veblen