1. (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly

    Synonyms : indicatory, revelatory, significative, suggestive
    Examples :
    • actions indicative of fear
  2. a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

    Synonyms : common mood, declarative, declarative mood, fact mood, indicative mood
    Type Of : modality, mode, mood
  3. relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements

    Synonyms : declarative
    Examples :
    • indicative mood


  1. (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another

    Synonyms : felicitation
    Type Of : expression, verbal expression, verbalism
    Examples :
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage
  2. the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration

    Synonyms : felicitation
    Type Of : speech act


  1. the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

    Synonyms : imprisonment
    Type Of : confinement
  2. placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law

    Synonyms : impounding, impoundment, poundage
    Type Of : seizure
  3. confinement during wartime

    Type Of : captivity, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration


  1. time available for ease and relaxation

    Synonyms : leisure time
    Type Of : time off
    Examples :
    • his job left him little leisure
  2. freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity

    Type Of : ease, relaxation, repose, rest
    Examples :
    • he lacked the leisure for golf


  1. a communication that makes you afraid to try something

    Synonyms : deterrence, intimidation
    Type Of : discouragement


  1. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

    Synonyms : aggressive
    Examples :
    • a belligerent tone
  2. engaged in war

    Synonyms : militant, war-ridden, warring
    Examples :
    • belligerent (or warring) nations
  3. someone who fights (or is fighting)

    Synonyms : battler, combatant, fighter, scrapper
    Type Of : mortal, individual, person, somebody, someone, soul


  1. inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation

    Synonyms : stagnation
    Type Of : inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
  2. a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

    Synonyms : doldrums, stagnation
    Type Of : inactivity, inaction, inactiveness


  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 person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

    Synonyms : pedant, scholastic
    Type Of : bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student
  2. someone who spends a great deal of time reading

    Type Of : reader


  1. a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging

    Type Of : performance, public presentation
  2. contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

    Type Of : design, contrive, plan, project
  3. settle by agreement

    Type Of : square up, settle, determine, square off
    Examples :
    • concert one's differences