1. to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

    Synonyms : overly, to a fault, too


  1. a statistic describing the location of a distribution

    Synonyms : average
    Type Of : statistic
    Examples :
    • it set the norm for American homes
  2. a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical

    Type Of : criterion, measure, standard, touchstone
    Examples :
    • the current middle-class norm of two children per family


  1. having three units or components or elements

    Synonyms : treble, triple, triplex
    Examples :
    • a ternary operation
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

    Synonyms : 3, deuce-ace, iii, leash, tercet, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika
    Type Of : digit, figure


  1. a favorable omen

    Type Of : omen, portent, presage, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication


  1. assets in the form of money

    Synonyms : cash in hand, finances, monetary resource, pecuniary resource
    Type Of : assets


  1. put in order or neaten

    Synonyms : make up
    Type Of : tidy up, tidy, straighten out, neaten, clean up, square away, straighten
    Examples :
    • make the bed
    • make up a room
  2. eliminate urine

    Synonyms : make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee
    Type Of : pass, excrete, egest, eliminate
  3. have a bowel movement

    Synonyms : ca-ca, crap, defecate, shit, stool, take a crap, take a shit
    Type Of : eliminate, egest, excrete, pass
  4. institute, enact, or establish

    Synonyms : establish, lay down
    Type Of : create
    Examples :
    • make laws
  5. create by artistic means

    Synonyms : create
    Type Of : create
  6. make by combining materials and parts

    Synonyms : build, construct
    Type Of : create
  7. give certain properties to something

    Synonyms : get
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
    Examples :
    • Don't make this into a big deal
    • This invention will make you a millionaire
  8. create or design, often in a certain way

    Synonyms : do
    Antonyms : unmake
    Type Of : create
  9. charge with a function; charge to be

    Synonyms : name, nominate
    Type Of : charge, appoint
  10. induce to have sex

    Synonyms : score, seduce
    Type Of : persuade
  11. head into a specified direction

    Synonyms : take
    Type Of : head
  12. achieve a point or goal

    Synonyms : get, have
    Type Of : hit, tally, rack up, score
  13. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

    Synonyms : bring in, clear, earn, gain, pull in, realise, realize, take in
    Type Of : get, acquire
    Examples :
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
  14. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

    Synonyms : make believe, pretend
    Type Of : represent, act, play
    Examples :
    • She makes like an actress
  15. proceed along a path

    Synonyms : work
    Type Of : pass
    Examples :
    • make one's way into the forest
  16. the act of mixing cards haphazardly

    Synonyms : shuffle, shuffling
    Type Of : reordering
  17. reach a goal

    Synonyms : get to, progress to, reach
    Type Of : accomplish, reach, achieve, attain
    Examples :
    • make the first team
    • She may not make the grade
  18. organize or be responsible for

    Synonyms : give, have, hold, throw
    Type Of : direct
    Examples :
    • have, throw, or make a party
  19. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

    Synonyms : cause, do
    Type Of : create
    Examples :
    • make a stir
  20. make, formulate, or derive in the mind

    Synonyms : draw
    Type Of : create mentally, create by mental act
    Examples :
    • make an estimate
    • What do you make of his remarks?
  21. reach a destination, either real or abstract

    Synonyms : arrive at, attain, gain, hit, reach
  22. engage in

    Synonyms : do
    Examples :
    • make love, not war
    • make an effort
    • make revolution
  23. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

    Synonyms : cause, get, have, induce, stimulate
  24. prepare for eating by applying heat

    Synonyms : cook, fix, prepare, ready
    Type Of : create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Examples :
    • can you make me an omelette?
  25. a recognizable kind

    Synonyms : brand
    Type Of : variety, kind, sort, form
    Examples :
    • what make of car is that?
  26. to compose or represent

    Synonyms : constitute, form
    Type Of : be, represent, comprise, constitute, make up
    Examples :
    • This makes a fine introduction
  27. make or cause to be or to become

    Synonyms : create
    Examples :
    • make a mess in one's office
  28. create or manufacture a man-made product

    Synonyms : create, produce
  29. act in a certain way so as to acquire

    Type Of : do, behave, act
    Examples :
    • make friends
    • make enemies
  30. add up to

    Type Of : number, total, add up, amount, come
    Examples :
    • four and four make eight
  31. amount to

    Type Of : amount
    Examples :
    • This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living
  32. appear to begin an activity

    Type Of : appear, seem, look
  33. assure the success of

    Antonyms : break
    Type Of : assure, ensure, guarantee, secure, insure
    Examples :
    • A good review by this critic will make your play!
  34. behave in a certain way

    Type Of : behave, do, act
    Examples :
    • make merry
  35. be or be capable of being changed or made into

    Type Of : become
    Examples :
    • He makes a great host
    • He will make a fine father
  36. be suitable for

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • Wood makes good furniture
  37. calculate as being

    Type Of : gauge, guess, approximate, estimate, judge
    Examples :
    • I make the height about 100 feet
  38. carry out or commit

    Type Of : perpetrate, pull, commit
    Examples :
    • make a mistake
  39. cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

    Type Of : change, alter, modify
    Examples :
    • make my day
  40. change from one form into another

    Type Of : change, alter, modify
    Examples :
    • make water into wine
    • make lead into gold
    • make clay into bricks
  41. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way

    Type Of : do, cause
    Examples :
    • Heat makes you sweat
  42. consider as being

    Type Of : consider, reckon, see, regard, view
  43. constitute the essence of

    Type Of : comprise, be, make up, represent, constitute
    Examples :
    • Clothes make the man
  44. develop into

    Type Of : develop, grow
    Examples :
    • He will make a splendid father!
  45. favor the development of

    Type Of : develop
    Examples :
    • Practice makes the winner
  46. form by assembling individuals or constituents

    Type Of : assemble, gather, get together
  47. gather and light the materials for

    Type Of : create from raw stuff, create from raw material
    Examples :
    • make a fire
  48. make by shaping or bringing together constituents

    Type Of : create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Examples :
    • make a dress
    • make a cake
    • make a wall of stones
  49. perform or carry out

    Type Of : execute, do, perform
    Examples :
    • make a decision
    • make a move
    • make advances
    • make a phone call
  50. reach in time

    Type Of : attain, hit, gain, arrive at, reach
  51. undergo fabrication or creation

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • This wool makes into a nice sweater


  1. a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

    Synonyms : voluptuary
    Type Of : sensualist


  1. fully extended in width

    Synonyms : outspread
    Examples :
    • outspread wings
    • with arms spread wide
  2. strew or distribute over an area

    Synonyms : scatter, spread out
    Type Of : pass around, pass on, distribute, circulate
    Examples :
    • He spread fertilizer over the lawn
  3. distributed or spread over a considerable extent

    Synonyms : dispersed
    Examples :
    • eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe
  4. distribute or disperse widely

    Synonyms : distribute
    Antonyms : gather
    Examples :
    • The invaders spread their language all over the country
  5. process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space

    Synonyms : spreading
    Type Of : travel, change of location
  6. become distributed or widespread

    Synonyms : propagate
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • the infection spread
    • Optimism spread among the population
  7. act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

    Synonyms : spreading
    Type Of : extension
  8. a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes

    Synonyms : paste
    Type Of : condiment
  9. decorative cover for a bed

    Synonyms : bed cover, bed covering, bedcover, bedspread, counterpane
    Type Of : bed clothing, bedding, bedclothes
  10. cause to become widely known

    Synonyms : broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate
    Type Of : publicize, air, bare, publicise
    Examples :
    • spread information
  11. a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures

    Synonyms : gap
    Type Of : disparity
    Examples :
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  12. farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

    Synonyms : cattle farm, cattle ranch, ranch
    Type Of : farm
  13. spread out or open from a closed or folded state

    Synonyms : open, spread out, unfold
    Type Of : undo
    Examples :
    • spread your arms
  14. spread across or over

    Synonyms : overspread
    Type Of : cover, continue, extend
    Examples :
    • A big oil spot spread across the water
  15. two facing pages of a book or other publication

    Synonyms : facing pages, spread head, spreadhead
    Type Of : page
  16. become widely known and passed on

    Synonyms : circulate, go around
    Type Of : travel, move, locomote, go
    Examples :
    • the rumor spread
  17. a haphazard distribution in all directions

    Synonyms : scatter
    Type Of : dispersion, distribution
  18. a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed

    Synonyms : banquet, feast
    Type Of : repast, meal
    Examples :
    • they put out quite a spread
  19. move outward

    Synonyms : diffuse, fan out, spread out
    Type Of : distribute
  20. cover by spreading something over

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • spread the bread with cheese
  21. prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out

    Examples :
    • a table spread with food
  22. the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age)

    Type Of : girth
    Examples :
    • she exercised to avoid that middle-aged spread
  23. distribute over a surface in a layer

    Examples :
    • spread cheese on a piece of bread


  1. the act of setting and holding a course

    Synonyms : direction, steering
    Type Of : control
  2. the act of guiding or showing the way

    Synonyms : steering
    Type Of : management, direction
  3. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

    Synonyms : counsel, counseling, counselling, direction
    Type Of : substance, message, subject matter, content


  1. provide

    Synonyms : put up
    Type Of : pay
  2. be conducive to

    Synonyms : conduce, lead
    Type Of : further, boost, advance, encourage, promote
  3. bestow a quality on

    Synonyms : add, bestow, bring, impart, lend
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
  4. contribute to some cause

    Synonyms : chip in, give, kick in
    Type Of : give