1. matters of personal concern

    Synonyms : personal business, personal matters
    Type Of : concern
    Examples :
    • get his affairs in order
  2. transactions of professional or public interest

    Type Of : dealing, transaction, dealings
    Examples :
    • news of current affairs
    • great affairs of state


  1. exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism

    Examples :
    • prismatic light
  2. of or relating to or resembling or constituting a prism

    Examples :
    • prismatic form

hold on

  1. be persistent, refuse to stop

    Synonyms : hang in, hang on, persevere, persist
    Type Of : bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
  2. hold firmly

    Synonyms : grasp
    Type Of : hold, take hold
  3. hold the phone line open

    Synonyms : hang on, hold the line
    Type Of : look, await, wait, expect
  4. retain possession of

    Synonyms : keep
    Type Of : have got, have, hold
  5. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

    Synonyms : stop
    Type Of : interrupt, break


  1. someone who prays to God

    Synonyms : prayer
    Type Of : religious person
  2. humbly entreating

    Synonyms : suppliant, supplicatory
  3. one praying humbly for something

    Synonyms : petitioner, requester, suppliant
    Type Of : applicant, applier


  1. characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

    Synonyms : melancholic
    Examples :
    • growing more melancholy every hour
    • we acquainted him with the melancholy truth
  2. grave or even gloomy in character

    Synonyms : somber, sombre
  3. a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy

    Synonyms : black bile
    Type Of : bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance
  4. a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

    Type Of : depression
  5. a feeling of thoughtful sadness

    Type Of : unhappiness, sadness


  1. clarify by giving an example of

    Synonyms : illustrate, instance
    Type Of : lucubrate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, dilate, elaborate
  2. be characteristic of

    Synonyms : represent
    Type Of : be, embody, personify


  1. not accurate

    Antonyms : accurate
    Examples :
    • an inaccurate translation
    • the thermometer is inaccurate


  1. excessive crowding

    Synonyms : over-crowding
    Type Of : crowding
    Examples :
    • traffic congestion
  2. excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part

    Type Of : symptom


  1. lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

    Synonyms : elevator
    Type Of : lifting device
  2. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

    Synonyms : hoist, wind
    Type Of : raise, elevate, bring up, get up
  3. the act of raising something

    Synonyms : heave, raise
    Type Of : actuation, propulsion
    Examples :
    • he responded with a lift of his eyebrow
  4. fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means

    Synonyms : airlift
    Type Of : fly
    Examples :
    • Food is airlifted into Bosnia
  5. invigorate or heighten

    Synonyms : raise
    Type Of : meliorate, better, improve, amend, ameliorate
    Examples :
    • lift my spirits
    • lift his ego
  6. make off with belongings of others

    Synonyms : abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe
    Type Of : steal, rip, rip off
  7. transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

    Synonyms : airlift
    Type Of : transfer, conveyance, transportation, transport, transferral
  8. rise up

    Synonyms : rear, rise
    Type Of : appear, look, seem
  9. cancel officially

    Synonyms : annul, countermand, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate
    Type Of : cancel, strike down
    Examples :
    • lift an embargo
  10. perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face

    Synonyms : face-lift
    Type Of : operate, operate on
  11. take illegally

    Synonyms : rustle
    Type Of : rip off, rip, steal
  12. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

    Synonyms : rise
    Type Of : moving ridge, wave
  13. put an end to

    Synonyms : raise
    Type Of : terminate, end
    Examples :
    • lift a ban
  14. plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

    Synonyms : cosmetic surgery, face lift, face lifting, facelift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty
    Type Of : plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, anaplasty
    Examples :
    • some actresses have more than one face lift
  15. the event of something being raised upward

    Synonyms : elevation, raising
    Type Of : ascension, rise, rising, ascent
  16. raise from a lower to a higher position

    Synonyms : bring up, elevate, get up, raise
    Type Of : move, displace
  17. move upwards

    Synonyms : raise
    Type Of : displace, move
    Examples :
    • lift one's eyes
  18. take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property

    Synonyms : plagiarise, plagiarize
    Type Of : rip, rip off, steal
  19. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity

    Synonyms : aerodynamic lift
    Type Of : aerodynamic force
  20. move upward

    Synonyms : arise, come up, go up, move up, rise, uprise
    Type Of : locomote, travel, move, go
    Examples :
    • The fog lifted
  21. raise in rank or condition

    Synonyms : elevate, raise
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
    Examples :
    • The new law lifted many people from poverty
  22. a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill

    Synonyms : ski lift, ski tow
    Type Of : transport, conveyance
  23. a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg

    Type Of : device
  24. a ride in a car

    Type Of : drive, ride
    Examples :
    • he gave me a lift home
  25. call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

    Type Of : send for, call
  26. make audible

    Type Of : emit, let out, utter, let loose
    Examples :
    • He lifted a war whoop
  27. one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

    Type Of : bed, layer
  28. pay off (a mortgage)

    Type Of : pay off, liquidate
  29. remove from a seedbed or from a nursery

    Type Of : take, take away, remove, withdraw
    Examples :
    • lift the tulip bulbs
  30. remove from a surface

    Type Of : remove, withdraw, take, take away
    Examples :
    • the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table
  31. remove (hair) by scalping

    Type Of : scalp
  32. rise upward, as from pressure or moisture

    Type Of : buckle, heave, warp
    Examples :
    • The floor is lifting slowly
  33. take hold of something and move it to a different location

    Type Of : move, displace
    Examples :
    • lift the box onto the table
  34. take off or away by decreasing

    Type Of : take away, remove, withdraw, take
    Examples :
    • lift the pressure
  35. take (root crops) out of the ground

    Type Of : dig, dig out
    Examples :
    • lift potatoes
  36. the act of giving temporary assistance

    Type Of : aid, help, assistance, assist


  1. reading or glancing through quickly

    Synonyms : skim
    Type Of : reading
  2. the act of brushing against while passing

    Synonyms : grazing, shaving
    Type Of : touching, touch
  3. failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it

    Type Of : larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving
  4. the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid

    Type Of : remotion, removal