1. a scientist trained in physics

    Type Of : scientist


  1. marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

    Synonyms : enamored, in love, potty, smitten, soft on, taken with
    Examples :
    • he was infatuated with her


  1. cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

    Synonyms : light
    Antonyms : extinguish
    Type Of : burn, combust
    Examples :
    • Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
  2. start to burn or burst into flames

    Synonyms : catch fire, combust, conflagrate, erupt, take fire
    Type Of : change state, turn
    Examples :
    • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
  3. start or maintain a fire in

    Synonyms : fire, light
  4. arouse or excite feelings and passions

    Synonyms : fire up, heat, inflame, stir up, wake
    Type Of : elicit, raise, provoke, kindle, fire, arouse, evoke, enkindle
    Examples :
    • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor


  1. a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

    Synonyms : grin, smile, smiling
    Type Of : facial expression, facial gesture


  1. an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds

    Synonyms : bird feeder, birdfeeder
    Type Of : device
  2. a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material

    Synonyms : self-feeder
    Type Of : machine
    Examples :
    • the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock
  3. a branch that flows into the main stream

    Synonyms : affluent, confluent, tributary
    Type Of : branch
  4. someone who consumes food for nourishment

    Synonyms : eater
    Type Of : consumer
  5. an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening

    Type Of : domestic animal, domesticated animal
  6. an animal that feeds on a particular source of food

    Type Of : animal, fauna, brute, creature, animate being, beast
    Examples :
    • a bark feeder
    • a mud feeder


  1. a sacred place of pilgrimage

    Synonyms : holy place, sanctum
    Type Of : place, spot, topographic point
  2. belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

    Antonyms : unholy


  1. a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

    Synonyms : cladding
    Type Of : protection, protective cover, protective covering
  2. an ornamental coating to a building

    Synonyms : veneer
    Type Of : coat, coating
  3. providing something with a surface of a different material

    Synonyms : lining
    Type Of : covering, coating, application
  4. a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

    Type Of : liner, lining


  1. relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)

    Synonyms : resistant
  2. a person who is immune to a particular infection

    Type Of : someone, soul, individual, mortal, person, somebody
  3. secure against

    Examples :
    • immune from taxation as long as he resided in Bermuda
    • immune from criminal prosecution
  4. (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence

    Examples :
    • immune to persuasion
  5. relating to the condition of immunity

    Examples :
    • the immune system


  1. without flaws or loopholes

    Synonyms : bulletproof, unshakable, watertight
  2. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

    Synonyms : impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unattackable
  3. impossible to assail

    Synonyms : untouchable


  1. come to pass

    Synonyms : come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, pass, pass off, take place
    Examples :
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  2. come to one's mind; suggest itself

    Synonyms : come
    Type Of : become
    Examples :
    • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
  3. to be found to exist

    Type Of : come along, appear
    Examples :
    • sexism occurs in many workplaces
    • precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil