1. French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)

    Synonyms : charles frederick worth
  2. (often used ironically) worthy of being treated in a particular way

    Synonyms : deserving
    Examples :
    • an idea worth considering
  3. an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value

    Type Of : indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  4. having a specified value

    Examples :
    • not worth his salt
    • worth her weight in gold
    • an appraisal determined the antique carved chair was worth $900
  5. the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

    Antonyms : worthlessness
    Type Of : quality


  1. work together on a common enterprise of project

    Synonyms : cooperate, get together, join forces
    Type Of : work
  2. cooperate as a traitor

    Type Of : cooperate, join forces, get together
    Examples :
    • he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris


  1. a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon

    Type Of : knife
  2. stab or kill someone with a bayonet

    Type Of : knife, stab


  1. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

    Synonyms : celebrity, fame
    Type Of : honor, honour, laurels


  1. the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight

    Type Of : disappearance
    Examples :
    • the evanescence of the morning mist


  1. in an advanced stage of pregnancy

    Synonyms : big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, heavy, large, with child
    Examples :
    • was great with child
  2. of major significance or importance

    Synonyms : outstanding
    Examples :
    • a great work of art
  3. uppercase

    Synonyms : capital, majuscule
    Examples :
    • great A
  4. very good

    Synonyms : bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, old, peachy, slap-up, smashing, swell
    Examples :
    • had a great time at the party
  5. a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field

    Type Of : achiever, succeeder, success, winner
    Examples :
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  6. relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind

    Examples :
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay
  7. remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect

    Examples :
    • a great crisis
    • had a great stake in the outcome


  1. cause to be interested or curious

    Synonyms : intrigue
    Type Of : interest, matter to
  2. to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

    Synonyms : grip, spellbind, transfix
    Type Of : interest
    Examples :
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  3. attract; cause to be enamored

    Synonyms : becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, trance
    Type Of : appeal, attract


  1. small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters

    Synonyms : sea poacher, sea poker
    Type Of : scorpaenoid fish, scorpaenoid
  2. a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)

    Type Of : vessel, cooking utensil, cookware
  3. someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another

    Type Of : appropriator


  1. a long overcoat with a hood that can be pulled over the head

    Synonyms : hooded coat
    Type Of : greatcoat, overcoat, topcoat
  2. a long cloak with a hood that can be pulled over the head

    Synonyms : hooded cloak
    Type Of : cloak


  1. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

    Synonyms : good afternoon
    Type Of : word of farewell, farewell, greeting, salutation
  2. the part of the day between noon and evening

    Type Of : day, daylight, daytime
    Examples :
    • he spent a quiet afternoon in the park