1. space for movement

    Synonyms : elbow room, room
    Type Of : position, spatial relation
    Examples :
    • make way for
  2. a course of conduct

    Synonyms : path, way of life
    Type Of : course of action, course
    Examples :
    • we went our separate ways
  3. thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end

    Synonyms : agency, means
    Type Of : implementation, effectuation
    Examples :
    • the true way to success
  4. a line leading to a place or point

    Synonyms : direction
    Type Of : itinerary, path, route
    Examples :
    • didn't know the way home
  5. to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)

    Synonyms : right smart
    Examples :
    • way over budget
    • way off base
  6. how something is done or how it happens

    Synonyms : fashion, manner, mode, style
    Type Of : property
    Examples :
    • a lonely way of life
  7. a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'

    Type Of : category
    Examples :
    • they didn't have much in the way of clothing
  8. a journey or passage

    Type Of : journey, journeying
    Examples :
    • they are on the way
  9. any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

    Type Of : artifact, artefact
    Examples :
    • he said he was looking for the way out
  10. a portion of something divided into shares

    Type Of : portion, percentage, part, share
    Examples :
    • they split the loot three ways
  11. doing as one pleases or chooses

    Type Of : pick, choice, selection
    Examples :
    • if I had my way
  12. the condition of things generally

    Type Of : condition, status
    Examples :
    • that's the way it is
    • I felt the same way
  13. the property of distance in general

    Type Of : distance
    Examples :
    • it's a long way to Moscow
    • he went a long ways


  1. expressed orally

    Synonyms : viva-voce
    Examples :
    • the film had good word-of-mouth publicity

write off

  1. reduce the estimated value of something

    Synonyms : expense, write down
    Type Of : depreciate
    Examples :
    • For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer
  2. cancel (a debt)

    Type Of : cancel, strike down
  3. concede the loss or worthlessness of something or somebody

    Type Of : acknowledge, admit
  4. write something fluently, and without hesitation

    Type Of : indite, pen, compose, write


  1. a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics

    Synonyms : gasbag
    Type Of : bore, dullard


  1. make a high-pitched, screeching noise

    Synonyms : creak, screak, screech, skreak, squeak
    Type Of : resound, make noise, noise
  2. complain whiningly

    Synonyms : grizzle, yammer, yawp
    Type Of : plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch, kick, complain
  3. talk in a tearful manner

    Synonyms : snivel
    Type Of : verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, speak, talk
  4. a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way

    Synonyms : whimper
    Type Of : complaint
  5. move with a whining sound

    Type Of : travel, move, locomote, go


  1. the basic unit of money in North Korea

    Synonyms : north korean won
    Type Of : north korean monetary unit
  2. the basic unit of money in South Korea

    Synonyms : south korean won
    Type Of : south korean monetary unit
  3. not subject to defeat

    Antonyms : lost
    Examples :
    • with that move it's a won game


  1. very drunk

    Synonyms : besotted, blind drunk, blotto, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight
  2. producing or secreting milk

    Synonyms : lactating
    Antonyms : dry
    Examples :
    • a wet nurse
    • a wet cow
  3. wetness caused by water

    Synonyms : moisture
    Type Of : wetness
    Examples :
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  4. cause to become wet

    Antonyms : dry
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
  5. consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor

    Examples :
    • a wet cargo
    • a wet canteen
  6. covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

    Antonyms : dry
    Examples :
    • a wet bathing suit
    • wet sidewalks
    • wet weather
  7. make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating

    Type Of : spend a penny, make, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee
    Examples :
    • This eight year old boy still wets his bed
  8. containing moisture or volatile components

    Antonyms : dry
    Examples :
    • wet paint
  9. supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages

    Antonyms : dry
    Examples :
    • a wet candidate running on a wet platform
    • a wet county


  1. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

    Synonyms : blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, new york minute, split second, trice, twinkling
    Type Of : bit, minute, mo, moment, second
  2. keep back by blinking

    Synonyms : blink, blink away
    Type Of : restrain, hold back, keep, keep back
  3. gleam or glow intermittently

    Synonyms : blink, flash, twinkle, winkle
    Type Of : radiate
  4. briefly shut the eyes

    Synonyms : blink, nictate, nictitate
    Type Of : act involuntarily, act reflexively
  5. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

    Synonyms : blink, blinking, eye blink, nictation, nictitation, winking
    Type Of : inborn reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, unconditioned reflex, reflex response
  6. closing one eye quickly as a signal

    Type Of : facial expression, facial gesture
  7. signal by winking

    Type Of : motion, gesture, gesticulate
    Examples :
    • She winked at him


  1. spend the winter

    Synonyms : overwinter
    Type Of : pass, spend
    Examples :
    • We wintered on the Riviera
    • Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island
  2. the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox

    Synonyms : wintertime
    Type Of : season, time of year


  1. something that causes feelings of wonder

    Synonyms : marvel
    Type Of : occurrence, natural event, happening, occurrent
    Examples :
    • the wonders of modern science
  2. have a wish or desire to know something

    Synonyms : enquire, inquire
    Type Of : question, query
    Examples :
    • He wondered who had built this beautiful church
  3. be amazed at

    Synonyms : marvel
    Type Of : react, respond
  4. the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

    Synonyms : admiration, wonderment
    Type Of : amazement, astonishment
  5. a state in which you want to learn more about something

    Synonyms : curiosity
    Type Of : cognitive state, state of mind
  6. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

    Synonyms : question
    Type Of : think over, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, chew over, contemplate, excogitate
    Examples :
    • I wonder whether this was the right thing to do
    • she wondered whether it would snow tonight