1. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

    Synonyms : emanation, rise
    Type Of : inception, origination, origin
    Examples :
    • the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son
  2. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

    Synonyms : advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, progress, progression
    Type Of : movement, motion, move
  3. the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

    Type Of : aggregation, collection, assemblage, group action, accumulation
    Examples :
    • processions were forbidden


  1. of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

    Synonyms : intellectual, noetic
    Examples :
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man
  2. an integer or a fraction

    Synonyms : rational number
    Type Of : real, real number
  3. capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers

    Antonyms : irrational
    Examples :
    • rational numbers
  4. consistent with or based on or using reason

    Antonyms : irrational
    Examples :
    • rational behavior
    • a process of rational inference
    • rational thought
  5. having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)

    Examples :
    • a rational analysis


  1. calm and unruffled self-assurance

    Synonyms : coolness, imperturbableness
    Type Of : calmness


  1. the property of being wild or turbulent

    Synonyms : ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, wildness
    Type Of : intensiveness, intensity
    Examples :
    • the storm's violence
  2. an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

    Synonyms : force
    Type Of : hostility, aggression
    Examples :
    • he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one
  3. a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

    Type Of : sturm und drang, turbulence, upheaval


  1. (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

    Synonyms : supple
  2. (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable

    Synonyms : supple
    Examples :
    • a limber imagination
  3. attach the limber

    Synonyms : limber up
    Type Of : attach
    Examples :
    • limber a cannon
  4. a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson

    Type Of : horse-drawn vehicle
  5. cause to become limber

    Type Of : warm up
    Examples :
    • The violist limbered her wrists before the concert
  6. (used of artifacts) easily bent


  1. an extreme bellicose nationalist

    Synonyms : chauvinist, flag-waver, hundred-percenter, jingo, patrioteer
    Type Of : nationalist, patriot


  1. bringing again into activity and prominence

    Synonyms : revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification
    Type Of : advance, betterment, improvement


  1. like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads

    Examples :
    • remorse was cancerous within him
    • pornography is cancerous to the moral development of our children
  2. relating to or affected with cancer

    Examples :
    • a cancerous growth


  1. a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

    Type Of : vascular plant, tracheophyte


  1. the quality of yielding nothing of value

    Synonyms : aridity, fruitlessness
    Type Of : quality
  2. the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children

    Type Of : infertility, sterility