1. weak in willpower, courage or vitality

    Synonyms : gutless, namby-pamby, spineless


  1. eliminate urine

    Synonyms : make, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee-wee
    Type Of : egest, pass, excrete, eliminate
  2. (used informally) very small

    Synonyms : bittie, bitty, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, weensy, weeny
    Examples :
    • a wee tot
  3. a short time

    Type Of : time
    Examples :
    • bide a wee
  4. very early

    Examples :
    • the wee hours of the morning


  1. of very poor quality or condition

    Synonyms : deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful
  2. characterized by physical misery

    Synonyms : miserable
    Examples :
    • spent a wretched night on the floor
  3. morally reprehensible

    Synonyms : despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, vile, worthless
  4. deserving or inciting pity

    Synonyms : hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor
    Examples :
    • a wretched life
  5. very unhappy; full of misery

    Synonyms : miserable, suffering
    Examples :
    • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages


  1. face and withstand with courage

    Synonyms : brave, brave out, endure
    Type Of : withstand, defy, hold, hold up
  2. towards the side exposed to wind

    Synonyms : upwind
  3. the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

    Synonyms : atmospheric condition, conditions, weather condition
    Type Of : atmospheric phenomenon
    Examples :
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
  4. cause to slope

    Type Of : tip, slant, lean, angle, tilt
  5. change under the action or influence of the weather

    Type Of : dilapidate, crumble, decay
    Examples :
    • A weathered old hut
  6. sail to the windward of

    Type Of : sail


  1. the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon

    Synonyms : battle of waterloo
  2. a final crushing defeat

    Type Of : licking, defeat
    Examples :
    • he met his waterloo
  3. a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat


  1. a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus

    Synonyms : uterus
    Type Of : female internal reproductive organ


  1. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest

    Synonyms : domain
    Type Of : stratum, class, socio-economic class, social class
    Examples :
    • the Western world
  2. people in general considered as a whole

    Synonyms : populace, public
    Type Of : people
  3. all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you

    Synonyms : reality
    Type Of : experience
    Examples :
    • his world was shattered
    • we live in different worlds
  4. the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on

    Synonyms : earth, globe
    Examples :
    • he sailed around the world
  5. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope

    Synonyms : global, planetary, world-wide, worldwide
    Examples :
    • a world crisis
    • of worldwide significance
  6. the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

    Synonyms : earth, earthly concern, worldly concern
    Type Of : concern
    Examples :
    • they consider the church to be independent of the world
  7. everything that exists anywhere

    Synonyms : cosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, universe
    Type Of : natural object
  8. all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

    Synonyms : human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind
    Type Of : group, grouping, man, human being, human, homo
    Examples :
    • all the world loves a lover
  9. a part of the earth that can be considered separately

    Type Of : piece, part
    Examples :
    • the outdoor world
    • the world of insects


  1. warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt

    Synonyms : thaw, thawing
    Type Of : weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition, conditions
  2. the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature

    Synonyms : heating
    Type Of : temperature change
  3. producing the sensation of heat when applied to the body

    Synonyms : calefacient
  4. imparting heat

    Examples :
    • a warming fire


  1. a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die

    Synonyms : testament
    Type Of : legal instrument, instrument, legal document, official document
  2. the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention

    Synonyms : volition
    Type Of : mental faculty, faculty, module
  3. leave or give by will after one's death

    Synonyms : bequeath, leave
    Type Of : gift, present, give
  4. a fixed and persistent intent or purpose

    Type Of : purpose, intent, design, intention, aim
    Examples :
    • where there's a will there's a way
  5. decree or ordain

    Type Of : ordain
    Examples :
    • God wills our existence
  6. determine by choice

    Type Of : determine, make up one's mind, decide
    Examples :
    • This action was willed and intended


  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