1. wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value

    Synonyms : looted, pillaged, plundered


  1. two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context

    Synonyms : equivalent word
    Antonyms : antonym
    Type Of : word


  1. get or ask advice from

    Synonyms : confer with
    Type Of : enquire, ask, inquire
    Examples :
    • They had to consult before arriving at a decision
  2. seek information from

    Synonyms : look up, refer
    Type Of : research
    Examples :
    • You should consult the Dictionary
  3. have a conference in order to talk something over

    Synonyms : confab, confabulate, confer
    Type Of : hash out, talk over, discuss
  4. advise professionally

    Type Of : counsel, advise, rede
    Examples :
    • The professor consults for industry


  1. the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate

    Synonyms : doctrine of analogy
    Type Of : faith, religious belief, religion
  2. an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

    Type Of : illation, inference
  3. drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

    Type Of : comparing, comparison
    Examples :
    • the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain
    • the models show by analogy how matter is built up


  1. a place where arms are manufactured

    Synonyms : armoury, arsenal
    Type Of : metalworks, foundry
  2. a collection of resources

    Synonyms : armoury, inventory
    Type Of : resourcefulness, resource, imagination
    Examples :
    • he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer
  3. all the weapons and equipment that a country has

    Synonyms : armoury, arsenal
    Type Of : armament
  4. a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms

    Synonyms : armoury, arsenal
    Type Of : military installation


  1. ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

    Synonyms : candor, candour, fair-mindedness
    Antonyms : unfairness
    Type Of : nonpartisanship, impartiality
  2. conformity with rules or standards

    Synonyms : equity
    Antonyms : unfairness
    Type Of : justness, justice
    Examples :
    • the judge recognized the fairness of my claim
  3. the property of having a naturally light complexion

    Synonyms : blondness, paleness
    Type Of : skin color, complexion, skin colour
  4. the quality of being good looking and attractive

    Synonyms : beauteousness, comeliness, loveliness
    Type Of : beauty


  1. capable of being modified in form or character or strength (especially by making less extreme)

    Antonyms : unmodifiable
    Examples :
    • the rhythm of physiological time is not modifiable except by interference with certain fundamental processes


  1. perform without preparation

    Synonyms : ad-lib, extemporise, improvise, improvize
    Type Of : do, execute, perform
    Examples :
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding
  2. manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

    Synonyms : improvise
    Type Of : contend, cope, deal, make do, make out, manage, get by, grapple


  1. an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

    Synonyms : beau ideal, paragon, perfection
    Type Of : ideal
  2. a material effigy that is worshipped

    Synonyms : god, graven image
    Type Of : effigy, image, simulacrum
  3. someone who is adored blindly and excessively

    Synonyms : matinee idol
    Type Of : star, lead, principal


  1. decorative needlework

    Synonyms : fancywork
    Type Of : needlework, needlecraft
  2. elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

    Synonyms : embellishment
    Type Of : expansion, elaboration, enlargement