1. a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin

    Synonyms : maidenhead, virginal membrane
    Type Of : mucosa, mucous membrane
  2. (Greek mythology) the god of marriage


  1. not expressed

    Synonyms : secret
    Examples :
    • secret (or private) thoughts
  2. an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines

    Synonyms : buck private, common soldier
    Type Of : enlisted man
    Examples :
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  3. concerning things deeply private and personal

    Synonyms : intimate
    Examples :
    • private family matters
  4. concerning one person exclusively

    Synonyms : individual
    Examples :
    • each room has a private bath
  5. confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

    Antonyms : public
    Examples :
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life


  1. any strong feeling

    Type Of : feeling


  1. the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

    Synonyms : fabrication, prevarication
    Type Of : falsification, misrepresentation


  1. an act of traveling by water

    Synonyms : ocean trip
    Type Of : seafaring, water travel
  2. travel on water propelled by wind or by other means

    Synonyms : navigate, sail
    Type Of : travel, journey
  3. a journey to some distant place

    Type Of : journey, journeying


  1. apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses

    Synonyms : e.s.p., esp, extrasensory perception, second sight
    Type Of : parapsychology, psychic phenomena, psychic phenomenon


  1. the act of damaging something or someone

    Synonyms : damage, hurt, scathe
    Type Of : change of integrity
  2. any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

    Synonyms : hurt, injury, trauma
    Type Of : health problem, unhealthiness, ill health
  3. the occurrence of a change for the worse

    Synonyms : damage, impairment
    Type Of : alteration, modification, change
  4. cause or do harm to

    Type Of : injure, wound
    Examples :
    • These pills won't harm your system


  1. something very ugly and offensive

    Type Of : ugliness


  1. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

    Synonyms : alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, soaker, souse
    Type Of : drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino
  2. tender and full of juice

    Synonyms : succulent
    Examples :
    • lush fruits
  3. having strong sexual appeal

    Synonyms : juicy, luscious, red-hot, toothsome, voluptuous
  4. ostentatiously rich and superior in quality

    Synonyms : deluxe, gilded, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous
    Examples :
    • these architecture magazines are full of the lush interiors of the rich and famous
  5. produced or growing in extreme abundance

    Synonyms : exuberant, luxuriant, profuse, riotous


  1. the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

    Synonyms : pelt
    Type Of : animal skin
  2. a garment made of animal pelts or synthetic fur

    Type Of : garment
  3. dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

    Type Of : coat, pelage