1. go upward with gradual or continuous progress

    Synonyms : climb up, go up, mount
    Type Of : come up, go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, uprise
    Examples :
    • Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?
  2. go up or advance

    Synonyms : mount, rise, wax
    Type Of : increase
    Examples :
    • Sales were climbing after prices were lowered
  3. increase in value or to a higher point

    Synonyms : go up, rise
    Type Of : grow
    Examples :
    • prices climbed steeply
  4. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

    Synonyms : acclivity, ascent, raise, rise, upgrade
    Type Of : side, slope, incline
  5. an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)

    Synonyms : climbing, mounting
    Type Of : ascension, ascent, rise, rising
  6. the act of climbing something

    Synonyms : mount
    Type Of : ascension, rise, ascending, ascent
    Examples :
    • it was a difficult climb to the top
  7. improve one's social status

    Type Of : get along, advance, come along, come on, get on, progress, shape up
    Examples :
    • This young man knows how to climb the social ladder
  8. move with difficulty, by grasping

    Type Of : move
  9. slope upward

    Type Of : incline, pitch, slope
    Examples :
    • The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill


  1. any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position

    Synonyms : heterodoxy, unorthodoxy
    Type Of : orientation
  2. a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion

    Synonyms : unorthodoxy
    Type Of : content, mental object, cognitive content


  1. lake used to store water for community use

    Synonyms : artificial lake, man-made lake
    Type Of : lake
  2. anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies

    Synonyms : source
    Type Of : thing
    Examples :
    • an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival
  3. a large or extra supply of something

    Type Of : supply
    Examples :
    • a reservoir of talent
  4. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)

    Type Of : storage tank, tank


  1. (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution

    Type Of : medical aid, medical care
  2. supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc

    Type Of : provision, supply, supplying


  1. the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

    Synonyms : dalliance, trifling
    Type Of : delay, holdup


  1. behave unnaturally or affectedly

    Synonyms : act, pretend
  2. hide under a false appearance

    Synonyms : cloak, mask
    Type Of : mask, disguise
  3. make believe with the intent to deceive

    Synonyms : affect, feign, pretend, sham
    Type Of : belie, misrepresent


  1. an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

    Synonyms : discourse, preaching
    Type Of : address, speech
  2. a moralistic rebuke

    Synonyms : preaching
    Type Of : lecture, talking to, speech


  1. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    Synonyms : bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex
    Type Of : displease


  1. producing in abundance

    Synonyms : bountiful
    Examples :
    • a plentiful year
  2. affording an abundant supply

    Synonyms : ample, copious, plenteous, rich
    Examples :
    • food is plentiful
  3. existing in great number or quantity

    Examples :
    • rhinoceroses were once plentiful here


  1. devise or invent

    Synonyms : dream up, hatch, think of, think up
    Type Of : create by mental act, create mentally
  2. prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

    Synonyms : cook up
    Type Of : make, cook, fix, ready, prepare
    Examples :
    • concoct a strange mixture
  3. invent

    Synonyms : trump up
    Type Of : invent, fabricate, cook up, make up, manufacture
  4. make a concoction (of) by mixing

    Type Of : unify, amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix