1. a message transmitted by telegraph

    Synonyms : telegram
    Type Of : message
  2. equip for use with electricity

    Synonyms : electrify
    Type Of : adapt, accommodate
  3. a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance

    Synonyms : conducting wire
    Type Of : conductor
  4. send cables, wires, or telegrams

    Synonyms : cable, telegraph
    Type Of : telecommunicate
  5. fasten with wire

    Antonyms : unwire
    Type Of : secure, fasten, fix
    Examples :
    • The columns were wired to the beams for support
  6. ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc

    Type Of : ligament
  7. provide with electrical circuits

    Type Of : fit, equip, fit out, outfit
    Examples :
    • wire the addition to the house
  8. string on a wire

    Type Of : thread, string, draw
    Examples :
    • wire beads
  9. the finishing line on a racetrack

    Type Of : finish line, finishing line


  1. actively engaged in paid work

    Synonyms : on the job
    Examples :
    • the working population
    • the ratio of working men to unemployed
    • a working mother
  2. a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

    Synonyms : workings
    Type Of : excavation
  3. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

    Synonyms : functional, operative, running
    Examples :
    • in running (or working) order
  4. adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something

    Examples :
    • the party has a working majority in the House
    • a working knowledge of Spanish
  5. adopted as a temporary basis for further work

    Examples :
    • a working draft
    • a working hypothesis
  6. serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity

    Examples :
    • discussed the working draft of a peace treaty
    • they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects


  1. open to or swept by wind

    Examples :
    • windswept headlands


  1. a person who transgresses moral or civil law

    Synonyms : offender
    Type Of : bad person


  1. grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour

    Synonyms : wheat berry
    Type Of : cereal, grain, food grain
  2. a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

    Synonyms : pale yellow, straw
    Type Of : yellowness, yellow
  3. annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

    Type Of : cereal, cereal grass


  1. be on the mind of

    Synonyms : concern, interest, occupy
    Examples :
    • I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift
  2. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

    Synonyms : concern, headache, vexation
    Type Of : negative stimulus
    Examples :
    • it's a major worry
  3. be concerned with

    Synonyms : care
    Type Of : mind
    Examples :
    • I worry about my grades
  4. disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

    Synonyms : vex
    Antonyms : reassure
    Type Of : disorder, disquiet, perturb, unhinge, cark, trouble, distract
    Examples :
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me
  5. a strong feeling of anxiety

    Synonyms : trouble
    Type Of : anxiety
    Examples :
    • his worry over the prospect of being fired
    • it is not work but worry that kills
  6. be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

    Examples :
    • I worry about my job
  7. lacerate by biting

    Type Of : incise
  8. touch or rub constantly

    Type Of : rub


  1. have and exercise

    Synonyms : exert, maintain
    Type Of : hold, have got, have
    Examples :
    • wield power and authority
  2. handle effectively

    Synonyms : handle, manage
    Type Of : manipulate
    Examples :
    • The burglar wielded an axe


  1. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

    Synonyms : atrophy, wasting away
    Type Of : symptom
  2. any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

    Synonyms : cachexia, cachexy
    Type Of : infirmity, valetudinarianism, debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty


  1. a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song

    Type Of : vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer, singer
  2. a small active songbird

    Type Of : oscine, oscine bird


  1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    Synonyms : boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome
    Examples :
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome