1. periapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth

    Antonyms : apogee
    Type Of : periapsis, point of periapsis


  1. belonging to some prior time

    Synonyms : former, old, one-time, onetime, quondam, sometime
    Examples :
    • erstwhile friend
  2. at a previous time

    Synonyms : at one time, erst, formerly, once
    Examples :
    • her erstwhile writing


  1. with competence; in a competent capable manner

    Synonyms : ably, capably, competently

capital punishment

  1. putting a condemned person to death

    Synonyms : death penalty, executing, execution
    Type Of : corporal punishment


  1. a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers

    Type Of : drive, cause, crusade, campaign, movement, effort
  2. the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial

    Type Of : economic theory


  1. distinctive and stylish elegance

    Synonyms : dash, elan, flair, style
    Type Of : elegance
  2. a feathered plume on a helmet

    Type Of : plume


  1. the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

    Synonyms : alteration, modification
    Type Of : change
  2. an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

    Synonyms : allowance
    Type Of : recompense
  3. the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

    Synonyms : adaptation, adaption
    Type Of : organic process, biological process
  4. the act of adjusting something to match a standard

    Synonyms : readjustment, registration
    Type Of : standardization, calibration, standardisation
  5. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

    Synonyms : accommodation, fitting
    Type Of : improvement, advance, betterment


  1. characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing

    Synonyms : single
    Examples :
    • an individual serving
  2. being or characteristic of a single thing or person

    Synonyms : single
    Antonyms : common
    Examples :
    • individual drops of rain
    • please mark the individual pages
    • they went their individual ways
  3. a human being

    Synonyms : mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    Type Of : organism, cause, causal agent, being, causal agency
  4. separate and distinct from others of the same kind

    Synonyms : case-by-case, item-by-item
    Examples :
    • mark the individual pages
  5. concerning one person exclusively

    Synonyms : private
    Examples :
    • we all have individual cars
  6. a single organism

    Type Of : being, organism


  1. the most powerful members of a society

    Synonyms : gentry
    Type Of : upper class, upper crust
  2. a privileged class holding hereditary titles

    Synonyms : nobility
    Type Of : elite, elite group


  1. give a description of

    Synonyms : describe, draw
    Type Of : set forth, expound, exposit
  2. show in, or as in, a picture

    Synonyms : picture, render, show
    Type Of : represent, interpret
    Examples :
    • This scene depicts country life
  3. make a portrait of

    Synonyms : limn, portray
    Type Of : interpret, represent