1. Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot

    Synonyms : rice beer, saki
    Type Of : alcohol, inebriant, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, intoxicant
  2. a reason for wanting something done

    Synonyms : interest
    Type Of : benefit, welfare
    Examples :
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
  3. the purpose of achieving or obtaining

    Type Of : intent, design, aim, intention, purpose
    Examples :
    • for the sake of argument


  1. an engagement fought between two military forces

    Synonyms : armed combat
    Type Of : conflict, battle, fight, engagement
  2. the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

    Synonyms : fight, fighting, scrap
    Type Of : struggle, battle, conflict
  3. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

    Synonyms : battle
    Type Of : contend, struggle, fight
    Examples :
    • The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq
    • We must combat the prejudices against other races


  1. examine or consider with attention and in detail

    Type Of : see, examine
    Examples :
    • Please peruse this report at your leisure


  1. slow and apathetic

    Synonyms : inert, soggy, torpid
    Examples :
    • a sluggish worker
  2. moving slowly

    Synonyms : sulky
    Examples :
    • a sluggish stream
  3. (of business) not active or brisk

    Synonyms : dull, slow
    Examples :
    • a sluggish market


  1. a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

    Synonyms : freak, lusus naturae, monster
    Type Of : mutant, mutation, sport, variation
  2. something hideous or frightful

    Type Of : malformation, miscreation
    Examples :
    • they regarded the atom bomb as a monstrosity


  1. a medium brown to dark-brown color

    Synonyms : burnt umber, chocolate, deep brown, umber
    Type Of : brown, brownness
  2. a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans

    Synonyms : java
    Type Of : beverage, potable, drinkable, drink
    Examples :
    • he ordered a cup of coffee
  3. any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans

    Synonyms : coffee tree
    Type Of : tree
  4. a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee

    Synonyms : coffee bean, coffee berry
    Type Of : seed


  1. elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued

    Synonyms : high-mindedness, noble-mindedness
    Type Of : grandeur, magnanimousness, nobility, nobleness
  2. impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

    Type Of : impracticality
  3. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality

    Type Of : philosophical theory, philosophical doctrine


  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to

    Synonyms : endanger, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, threaten
    Type Of : be, exist
  2. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

    Synonyms : endanger, expose, queer, scupper
    Type Of : bear upon, affect, bear on, touch on, impact, touch
  3. a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

    Synonyms : danger, risk
    Type Of : venture
  4. a state of danger involving risk

    Synonyms : riskiness
    Type Of : danger
  5. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    Synonyms : endangerment, hazard, jeopardy, risk
    Type Of : danger


  1. the largest possible quantity

    Synonyms : upper limit
    Antonyms : minimum
    Type Of : extremum, peak, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
  2. the greatest or most complete or best possible

    Synonyms : maximal
    Antonyms : minimum
    Examples :
    • maximum pressure
  3. the greatest possible degree

    Synonyms : level best, utmost, uttermost
    Type Of : limit, boundary, bound
  4. the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right

    Antonyms : minimum
    Type Of : limit


  1. the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality

    Synonyms : acoustic projection, sound projection
    Type Of : acoustic phenomenon
    Examples :
    • our ukuleles have been designed to have superior sound and projection
    • a prime ingredient of public speaking is projection of the voice
  2. a planned undertaking

    Synonyms : project
    Type Of : programme, plan, program
  3. the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting

    Synonyms : ejection, expulsion, forcing out
    Type Of : propulsion, actuation
  4. the act of projecting out from something

    Synonyms : jut, jutting, protrusion
    Type Of : change of shape
  5. any solid convex shape that juts out from something

    Type Of : convexity, convex shape
  6. any structure that branches out from a central support

    Type Of : construction, structure
  7. a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations

    Type Of : prevision, prediction, anticipation
  8. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else

    Type Of : defence mechanism, defense, defence, defence reaction, defense reaction, defense mechanism
  9. the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

    Type Of : visual communication
  10. the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction

    Type Of : representation