1. the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply

    Synonyms : copiousness, teemingness
    Antonyms : scarcity
    Type Of : quantity
    Examples :
    • an age of abundance
  2. (chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million

    Type Of : ratio
  3. (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

    Type Of : ratio


  1. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

    Synonyms : pollyannaish, upbeat
  2. being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

    Antonyms : depressing
    Examples :
    • her cheerful nature
    • a cheerful greeting
    • a cheerful room
    • as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be


  1. (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

    Synonyms : computer software, package, software package, software program, software system
    Antonyms : hardware
    Type Of : code, computer code
    Examples :
    • the market for software is expected to expand


  1. someone injured or killed in an accident

    Synonyms : injured party
    Type Of : victim
  2. an accident that causes someone to die

    Synonyms : fatal accident
    Type Of : human death, fatality, accident
  3. a decrease of military personnel or equipment

    Type Of : lessening, decrease, drop-off
  4. someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement

    Type Of : victim


  1. a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

    Synonyms : conjuration
    Type Of : charm, magic spell, magical spell, spell


  1. a disgraceful event

    Synonyms : outrage
    Type Of : trouble
  2. disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

    Synonyms : dirt, malicious gossip
    Type Of : scuttlebutt, gossip, comment


  1. homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

    Synonyms : homophile, queer
  2. offering fun and gaiety

    Synonyms : festal, festive, merry
    Examples :
    • gay and exciting night life
  3. full of or showing high-spirited merriment

    Synonyms : jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful
    Examples :
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company
  4. someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex

    Synonyms : homo, homophile, homosexual
    Type Of : person, soul, someone, somebody, mortal, individual
  5. bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

    Synonyms : cheery, sunny
    Examples :
    • a gay sunny room
  6. brightly colored and showy

    Synonyms : brave, braw
    Examples :
    • a dress a bit too gay for her years
    • birds with gay plumage
  7. given to social pleasures often including dissipation

    Examples :
    • led a gay Bohemian life
    • a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies


  1. thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)

    Synonyms : clotted
    Examples :
    • seeds clogged together
  2. stopped up; clogged up

    Synonyms : choked
    Examples :
    • clogged pipes
    • clogged up freeways
  3. loaded with something that hinders motion

    Examples :
    • The wings of birds were clogged with ice and snow


  1. moral weakness

    Synonyms : frailty
    Type Of : evil, evilness
  2. a specific form of evildoing

    Type Of : transgression, evildoing
    Examples :
    • vice offends the moral standards of the community


  1. abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

    Synonyms : celibacy, sexual abstention
    Type Of : abstinence
  2. morality with respect to sexual relations

    Synonyms : sexual morality, virtue
    Type Of : morality