1. a very dark grey color

    Synonyms : charcoal gray, charcoal grey, oxford gray, oxford grey
    Type Of : grayness, greyness, gray, grey
  2. a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air

    Synonyms : wood coal
    Type Of : fuel, atomic number 6, c, carbon
  3. of a very dark grey

    Synonyms : charcoal-gray, charcoal-grey
  4. a stick of black carbon material used for drawing

    Synonyms : fusain
    Type Of : writing implement
  5. a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material

    Type Of : drawing
  6. draw, trace, or represent with charcoal

    Type Of : draw


  1. the act of spending money for goods or services

    Synonyms : expenditure
    Type Of : disbursal, disbursement, outlay, spending


  1. state or announce

    Synonyms : exclaim, proclaim
    Type Of : declare
  2. put a law into effect by formal declaration

    Type Of : announce, declare


  1. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

    Synonyms : intumescent, tumescent, tumid, turgid
    Examples :
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • puffy tumid flesh
  2. being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing

    Synonyms : bouffant
  3. blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts

    Synonyms : gusty
    Examples :
    • puffy off-shore winds


  1. after the expected or usual time; delayed

    Synonyms : late, tardy
    Examples :
    • a belated birthday card


  1. characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

    Antonyms : diligent
    Examples :
    • negligent parents
    • negligent of detail
    • negligent in his correspondence


  1. the act of looking or seeing or observing

    Synonyms : sight, survey
    Type Of : looking, looking at, look
    Examples :
    • he tried to get a better view of it
  2. see or watch

    Synonyms : catch, see, take in, watch
    Type Of : watch
    Examples :
    • view a show on television
    • view an exhibition
  3. graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept

    Synonyms : scene
    Type Of : graphic art
    Examples :
    • figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment
  4. look at carefully; study mentally

    Synonyms : consider, look at
    Type Of : study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvass
    Examples :
    • view a problem
  5. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

    Synonyms : perspective, position
    Type Of : orientation
    Examples :
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  6. the range of the eye

    Synonyms : eyeshot
    Type Of : range, reach
    Examples :
    • they were soon out of view
  7. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

    Synonyms : opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought
    Type Of : belief
  8. the visual percept of a region

    Synonyms : aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, vista
    Type Of : visual image, visual percept
    Examples :
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views
  9. a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

    Synonyms : opinion
    Type Of : subject matter, content, substance, message
  10. deem to be

    Synonyms : consider, reckon, regard, see
    Type Of : believe, conceive, think, consider
    Examples :
    • She views this quite differently from me
  11. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

    Synonyms : horizon, purview
    Type Of : reach, scope, range, ambit, compass, orbit
  12. outward appearance

    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
    Examples :
    • they look the same in outward view
  13. purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'

    Type Of : intention, purpose, design, intent, aim
    Examples :
    • he took the computer with a view to pawning it


  1. a state of extreme confusion and disorder

    Synonyms : chaos, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness
    Type Of : confusion
  2. pejorative terms for an insane asylum

    Synonyms : booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit
    Type Of : institution, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, asylum, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum


  1. getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable

    Synonyms : throwing away
    Type Of : abandonment
  2. throw or cast away

    Synonyms : cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out
    Type Of : remove, get rid of
  3. anything that is cast aside or discarded

    Type Of : physical object, object
  4. (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit

    Type Of : abandonment


  1. a typeface with thick heavy lines

    Synonyms : bold face, boldface
    Type Of : face, typeface, font, fount, case
  2. very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

    Synonyms : bluff, sheer
    Examples :
    • where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
  3. clear and distinct

    Examples :
    • bold handwriting
    • a figure carved in bold relief
    • a bold design
  4. fearless and daring

    Antonyms : timid
    Examples :
    • bold settlers on some foreign shore
    • a bold speech
    • a bold adventure