1. rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner

    Synonyms : domineer, tyrannise
    Type Of : boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, hector, push around, ballyrag, strong-arm
    Examples :
    • her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her
  2. rule a country as a tyrant

    Synonyms : grind down, tyrannise
    Type Of : dictate


  1. brief description accompanying an illustration

    Synonyms : legend
    Type Of : title
  2. translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen

    Synonyms : subtitle
    Type Of : rendering, interlingual rendition, translation, version
  3. provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

    Type Of : supply, render, provide, furnish
  4. taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument

    Type Of : exception
    Examples :
    • a mere caption unworthy of a reply


  1. divide into segments

    Synonyms : section
    Type Of : part, divide, separate
    Examples :
    • segment an orange
    • segment a compound word
  2. one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

    Synonyms : section
    Type Of : part, portion
    Examples :
    • finished the final segment of the road
  3. divide or split up

    Type Of : part, separate, divide
    Examples :
    • The cells segmented
  4. one of the parts into which something naturally divides

    Type Of : piece, part
    Examples :
    • a segment of an orange


  1. a device that dampens or moistens something

    Synonyms : moistener
    Type Of : device
    Examples :
    • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them


  1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

    Synonyms : elevated, exalted, grand, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarified, sublime
  2. having low density

    Synonyms : rare, rarified
    Examples :
    • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air


  1. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

    Synonyms : encounter, play, take on
  2. experience as a reaction

    Synonyms : encounter, receive
    Type Of : experience, have
  3. collect in one place

    Synonyms : assemble, foregather, forgather, gather
    Type Of : interact
  4. a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

    Synonyms : sports meeting
    Type Of : athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics
  5. be adjacent or come together

    Synonyms : converge
  6. undergo or suffer

    Synonyms : suffer
    Type Of : go through, see, experience
    Examples :
    • meet a violent death
  7. fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

    Synonyms : conform to, fill, fit, fulfil, fulfill, satisfy
    Type Of : cater, provide, ply, supply
    Examples :
    • does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
    • meet a need
  8. come together

    Synonyms : come across, encounter, run across, run into, see
    Examples :
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
  9. be in direct physical contact with; make contact

    Synonyms : adjoin, contact, touch
  10. being precisely fitting and right

    Synonyms : fitting
    Examples :
    • it is only meet that she should be seated first
  11. get together socially or for a specific purpose

    Synonyms : get together
  12. meet by design; be present at the arrival of

    Type Of : forgather, foregather, assemble, gather
    Examples :
    • Can you meet me at the train station?


  1. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

    Synonyms : disagreement, discrepancy, divergence
    Type Of : difference
  2. an activity that varies from a norm or standard

    Synonyms : variation
    Type Of : activity
  3. discord that splits a group

    Synonyms : division
    Type Of : dissension, discord
  4. an event that departs from expectations

    Synonyms : discrepancy, variant
    Type Of : departure, divergence, deviation, difference
  5. the quality of being subject to variation

    Synonyms : variability, variableness
    Type Of : changeability, changeableness
  6. an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation)

    Type Of : dispensation
    Examples :
    • a zoning variance
  7. the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value

    Type Of : moment


  1. being attentive to women like an ideal knight

    Synonyms : gallant, knightly


  1. appear very large or occupy a commanding position

    Synonyms : loom, predominate, tower
    Type Of : lift, rear, rise
  2. a very large person; impressive in size or qualities

    Synonyms : giant, heavyweight, whale
    Type Of : large person
  3. a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned

    Type Of : ship


  1. in a messy, untidy manner

    Synonyms : messily