1. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

    Synonyms : entangle, mat, snarl
    Type Of : twist, distort, twine
    Examples :
    • The child entangled the cord
  2. something jumbled or confused

    Synonyms : maze, snarl
    Type Of : perplexity
    Examples :
    • a tangle of government regulations
  3. disarrange or rumple; dishevel

    Synonyms : dishevel, tousle
    Type Of : disarrange
  4. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

    Synonyms : drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up
    Type Of : involve
  5. tangle or complicate

    Synonyms : knot, ravel
    Type Of : interlace, enlace, twine, entwine, lace, intertwine
  6. a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

    Type Of : natural object
    Examples :
    • they carved their way through the tangle of vines


  1. a person who escapes into a world of fantasy

    Synonyms : dreamer, wishful thinker
    Type Of : daydreamer, woolgatherer


  1. bestow a quality on

    Synonyms : add, bestow, bring, contribute, impart
    Type Of : alter, modify, change
    Examples :
    • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
  2. give temporarily; let have for a limited time

    Synonyms : loan
    Antonyms : borrow
    Type Of : give
    Examples :
    • I will lend you my car
  3. have certain characteristics of qualities for something; be open or vulnerable to

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • This story would lend itself well to serialization on television
    • The current system lends itself to great abuse


  1. trade name of a company that produces musical recordings

    Synonyms : recording label
    Type Of : trade name, marque, brand, brand name
    Examples :
    • the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent
  2. pronounce judgment on

    Synonyms : judge, pronounce
    Type Of : adjudge, declare, hold
    Examples :
    • They labeled him unfit to work here
  3. attach a tag or label to

    Synonyms : mark, tag
    Type Of : attach
    Examples :
    • label these bottles
  4. a brief description given for purposes of identification

    Type Of : description
    Examples :
    • the label modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
  5. an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

    Type Of : mark, marker, marking
  6. a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction

    Type Of : radioisotope
  7. assign a label to; designate with a label

    Type Of : designate, denominate
    Examples :
    • These students were labelled `learning disabled'
  8. distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions

    Type Of : secern, distinguish, differentiate, severalize, secernate, tell apart, severalise, separate, tell
  9. distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom

    Type Of : secern, severalize, distinguish, severalise, tell apart, tell, separate, secernate, differentiate


  1. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

    Synonyms : ghastly, grim, grisly, macabre, sick
    Examples :
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice


  1. look down on

    Synonyms : command, dominate, overtop
    Type Of : lie
  2. be oriented in a certain direction

    Synonyms : look across, look out on, look out over
    Type Of : lie
    Examples :
    • The apartment overlooks the Hudson
  3. leave undone or leave out

    Synonyms : drop, leave out, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, pretermit
  4. a high place affording a good view

    Type Of : topographic point, spot, place
  5. look past, fail to notice

    Type Of : lose, miss
  6. watch over

    Type Of : survey
    Examples :
    • I am overlooking her work


  1. a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows

    Synonyms : long pillow
    Type Of : pillow
  2. support and strengthen

    Synonyms : bolster up
    Type Of : reenforce, reinforce
    Examples :
    • bolster morale
  3. add padding to

    Synonyms : pad
    Type Of : fill, fill up, make full
  4. prop up with a pillow or bolster

    Type Of : shore up, prop, prop up, shore


  1. stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

    Synonyms : drunk, gone, inebriated, ripped
    Antonyms : sober
    Examples :
    • a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors
  2. as if under the influence of alcohol

    Synonyms : drunk
    Examples :
    • felt intoxicated by her success


  1. carried out without aid or assistance

    Examples :
    • his first unaided walk through the park


  1. a material effigy that is worshipped

    Synonyms : graven image, idol
    Type Of : simulacrum, image, effigy
    Examples :
    • money was his god
  2. any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

    Synonyms : deity, divinity, immortal
    Type Of : supernatural being, spiritual being
  3. the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions

    Synonyms : supreme being
  4. a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people

    Type Of : superordinate, higher-up, superior
    Examples :
    • he was a god among men