1. an angry dispute

    Synonyms : dustup, quarrel, row, run-in, wrangle
    Type Of : difference of opinion, dispute, conflict, difference
    Examples :
    • they had words
  2. words making up the dialogue of a play

    Synonyms : actor's line, speech
    Type Of : line
  3. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

    Synonyms : language, lyric
    Type Of : textual matter, text
    Examples :
    • he wrote both words and music
  4. language that is spoken or written

    Type Of : linguistic communication, language
    Examples :
    • he has a gift for words
    • she put her thoughts into words
  5. the words that are spoken

    Type Of : voice communication, language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language
    Examples :
    • I listened to his words very closely


  1. a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination

    Synonyms : white anglo-saxon protestant
    Type Of : caucasian, protestant, white, white person
  2. social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

    Type Of : hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect


  1. the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

    Synonyms : body of water
    Type Of : thing
    Examples :
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge
  2. a facility that provides a source of water

    Synonyms : water supply, water system
    Type Of : facility, installation
    Examples :
    • the town debated the purification of the water supply
    • first you have to cut off the water
  3. binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

    Synonyms : h2o
    Type Of : liquid, binary compound
  4. liquid excretory product

    Synonyms : pee, piddle, piss, urine, weewee
    Type Of : excretory product, excrement, body waste, excreta, excretion
    Examples :
    • the child had to make water
  5. supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

    Synonyms : irrigate
    Type Of : wet
  6. a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants

    Type Of : nutrient, food, liquid
    Examples :
    • he asked for a drink of water
  7. fill with tears

    Type Of : fill, fill up
    Examples :
    • His eyes were watering
  8. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

    Type Of : element
  9. provide with water

    Type Of : render, provide, furnish, supply
    Examples :
    • We watered the buffalo
  10. secrete or form water, as tears or saliva

    Type Of : secrete, release
    Examples :
    • My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner
    • His eyes watered


  1. extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers

    Synonyms : fantastic, grand, howling, marvellous, marvelous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wondrous


  1. interlace by or as if by weaving

    Synonyms : interweave
    Antonyms : unweave
    Type Of : twine, twist, distort
  2. create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton

    Synonyms : tissue
    Type Of : create from raw material, create from raw stuff
  3. sway from side to side

    Synonyms : waver
    Type Of : sway, swing
  4. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

    Synonyms : meander, thread, wander, wind
    Type Of : travel, locomote, move, go
  5. pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric

    Type Of : design, figure, pattern


  1. gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk

    Synonyms : ablactate
    Type Of : deprive
    Examples :
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle
  2. detach the affections of

    Type Of : estrange, alienate, disaffect


  1. spend wastefully

    Synonyms : trifle away, wanton away
    Type Of : spend, expend, drop
    Examples :
    • wanton one's money away
  2. become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously

    Synonyms : luxuriate
    Type Of : consume, squander, waste, ware
  3. waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

    Synonyms : piddle, piddle away, trifle, wanton away
    Type Of : spend, expend, drop
  4. occurring without motivation or provocation

    Synonyms : motiveless, unprovoked
  5. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

    Synonyms : easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish
    Examples :
    • wanton behavior
  6. behave extremely cruelly and brutally

    Type Of : act, behave, do
  7. engage in amorous play

    Type Of : romance, butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander
  8. indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life

    Type Of : live
  9. lewd or lascivious woman

    Type Of : sensualist


  1. charming in a childlike or naive way


  1. nonexistent

    Synonyms : absent, lacking, missing
  2. inadequate in amount or degree

    Synonyms : deficient, lacking
    Examples :
    • tested and found wanting


  1. a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous

    Synonyms : eudaemonia, eudaimonia, upbeat, well-being, wellbeing
    Type Of : prosperity, successfulness
  2. governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

    Synonyms : public assistance, social welfare
    Type Of : economic assistance, financial aid, financial assistance, aid, assistance, economic aid
    Examples :
    • she lives on welfare
  3. something that aids or promotes well-being

    Synonyms : benefit
    Type Of : goodness, good