1. one who reveals confidential information in return for money

    Synonyms : blabber, informer, rat, squealer
    Type Of : source, informant
  2. a person who says one thing and does another

    Synonyms : double-crosser, double-dealer, traitor, two-timer
    Type Of : trickster, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, beguiler


  1. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

    Synonyms : oddment, remainder, remnant
    Type Of : piece of material, piece of cloth
  2. bring to an end or halt

    Synonyms : terminate
    Antonyms : begin
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
    Examples :
    • She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime
  3. be the end of; be the last or concluding part of

    Synonyms : terminate
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • This sad scene ended the movie
  4. the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

    Synonyms : goal
    Type Of : mental object, content, cognitive content
    Examples :
    • the ends justify the means
  5. the last section of a communication

    Synonyms : close, closing, conclusion, ending
    Type Of : subdivision, section
  6. the point in time at which something ends

    Synonyms : ending
    Antonyms : beginning, middle
    Type Of : point, point in time
    Examples :
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period
  7. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

    Synonyms : cease, finish, stop, terminate
    Antonyms : begin
    Examples :
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo
  8. the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence

    Synonyms : last
    Type Of : ending, conclusion, finish
    Examples :
    • the end was exciting
  9. a final state

    Synonyms : death, destruction
    Type Of : state
    Examples :
    • he came to a bad end
    • the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end
  10. either extremity of something that has length

    Synonyms : terminal
    Type Of : extremity
    Examples :
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
  11. a boundary marking the extremities of something

    Type Of : boundary, bounds, bound
    Examples :
    • the end of town
  12. a final part or section

    Antonyms : beginning, middle
    Type Of : division, part, section
    Examples :
    • we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus
    • Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end
  13. (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

    Type Of : lineman
    Examples :
    • no one wanted to play end
  14. (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage

    Type Of : lineman
    Examples :
    • the end managed to hold onto the pass
  15. one of two places from which people are communicating to each other

    Type Of : spot, place, topographic point
    Examples :
    • the phone rang at the other end
    • both ends wrote at the same time
  16. put an end to

    Type Of : destroy, destruct
    Examples :
    • The terrible news ended our hopes that he had survived
  17. the part you are expected to play

    Type Of : share, part, contribution
    Examples :
    • he held up his end
  18. the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object

    Type Of : surface
    Examples :
    • one end of the box was marked `This side up'


  1. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

    Synonyms : sharp, shrewd
    Examples :
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease


  1. malicious burning to destroy property

    Synonyms : fire-raising, incendiarism
    Type Of : burning, combustion
    Examples :
    • the British term for arson is fire-raising


  1. elegant and fashionable

    Synonyms : classy, posh
    Examples :
    • a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac
  2. move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound

    Synonyms : lap, swoosh, swosh
    Type Of : go, sound
  3. a brushing or rustling sound

    Type Of : sound


  1. any agent that retards or delays or hinders

    Synonyms : retardant, retardent
    Type Of : agent
  2. lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

    Synonyms : backwardness, mental retardation, slowness, subnormality
    Type Of : stupidity
  3. a decrease in rate of change

    Synonyms : deceleration, slowing
    Type Of : modification, alteration, change
  4. the act of slowing down or falling behind

    Synonyms : lag, slowdown
    Type Of : holdup, delay
  5. the extent to which something is delayed or held back

    Type Of : hold, time lag, wait, postponement, delay


  1. bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

    Antonyms : infinite
  2. (of verbs) relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person

    Antonyms : infinite


  1. treat with contempt

    Synonyms : bemock
    Type Of : treat, handle, do by
    Examples :
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles
  2. constituting a copy or imitation of something

    Examples :
    • boys in mock battle
  3. imitate with mockery and derision

    Type Of : imitate, copy, simulate
    Examples :
    • The children mocked their handicapped classmate
  4. the act of mocking or ridiculing

    Type Of : derision, ridicule
    Examples :
    • they made a mock of him


  1. a very steep cliff

    Type Of : cliff, drop, drop-off


  1. not given careful consideration

    Synonyms : ill-considered, ill-judged, shortsighted
  2. not provident; not providing for the future

    Antonyms : provident