1. throw bombs at or attack with bombs

    Synonyms : bomb
    Type Of : assail, attack
  2. a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family

    Synonyms : bombardon
    Type Of : bass, shawm
  3. cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

    Synonyms : pelt
    Type Of : throw
  4. address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

    Synonyms : barrage
    Type Of : assail, snipe, round, assault, lash out, attack
    Examples :
    • The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer
  5. direct high energy particles or radiation against

    Type Of : ray, irradiate


  1. be beautiful to look at

    Synonyms : beautify, deck, decorate, embellish, grace
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere
  2. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

    Synonyms : beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
  3. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

    Synonyms : clothe, invest
    Type Of : fit, fit out, outfit, equip


  1. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

    Synonyms : precious, treasured, wanted
    Examples :
    • a cherished friend


  1. make loud demands

    Synonyms : clamor
    Type Of : demand
  2. utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

    Synonyms : clamor
    Type Of : express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize
  3. loud and persistent outcry from many people

    Synonyms : clamor, clamoring, clamouring, hue and cry
    Type Of : call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell


  1. the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

    Synonyms : self-regard, self-respect, self-worth
    Type Of : pride, pridefulness
    Examples :
    • it was beneath his dignity to cheat
    • showed his true dignity when under pressure
  2. formality in bearing and appearance

    Synonyms : gravitas, lordliness
    Type Of : bearing, comportment, mien, presence
    Examples :
    • he behaved with great dignity
  3. high office or rank or station

    Type Of : status, position
    Examples :
    • he respected the dignity of the emissaries


  1. disorderly fighting

    Synonyms : dogfight, rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle
    Type Of : fighting, fight, scrap, combat
  2. annoy continually or chronically

    Synonyms : beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, molest, plague, provoke
    Type Of : vex, annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile
  3. an angry disturbance

    Synonyms : bother, fuss, trouble
    Type Of : perturbation, disturbance


  1. someone who shirks duty

    Synonyms : no-show, nonattender
    Type Of : offender, wrongdoer
  2. one who is absent from school without permission

    Synonyms : hooky player
    Type Of : absentee
  3. absent without permission

    Synonyms : awol
    Examples :
    • truant schoolboys


  1. the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed

    Synonyms : maturity
    Type Of : time of life
  2. the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity

    Type Of : maturity, matureness


  1. the process of giving birth

    Synonyms : birthing, giving birth, parturition
    Type Of : biological process, organic process
  2. the event of being born

    Synonyms : nascence, nascency, nativity
    Antonyms : death
    Type Of : change, modification, alteration
    Examples :
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child
  3. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

    Synonyms : parentage
    Type Of : kinship, family relationship, relationship
  4. cause to be born

    Synonyms : bear, deliver, give birth, have
    Type Of : produce, bring forth
  5. a baby born; an offspring

    Type Of : soul, somebody, person, individual, someone, mortal
    Examples :
    • the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births
  6. the time when something begins (especially life)

    Antonyms : death
    Type Of : beginning, get-go, kickoff, start, outset, offset, showtime, first, commencement, starting time
    Examples :
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age


  1. (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous

    Synonyms : athirst, hungry
    Examples :
    • thirsty for information
  2. able to take in large quantities of moisture

    Examples :
    • thirsty towels
  3. needing moisture

    Examples :
    • thirsty fields under a rainless sky
  4. feeling a need or desire to drink

    Antonyms : hungry
    Examples :
    • after playing hard the children were thirsty