1. a slowly moving mass of ice

    Type Of : ice mass


  1. ostentatiously lofty in style

    Synonyms : bombastic, large, orotund, tumid, turgid


  1. using words that imitate the sound they denote

    Type Of : rhetorical device


  1. the act of augmenting

    Type Of : increase, step-up
  2. the amount by which something increases

    Type Of : increase
  3. the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)

    Antonyms : diminution
    Type Of : statement


  1. a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with

    Synonyms : rubric, statute title
    Type Of : header, head, heading
  2. designate by an identifying term

    Synonyms : style
    Type Of : be known as, name, know as, call
  3. a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it

    Synonyms : deed, deed of conveyance
    Type Of : legal document, official document, instrument, legal instrument
    Examples :
    • he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment
  4. the status of being a champion

    Synonyms : championship
    Type Of : high status
    Examples :
    • he held the title for two years
  5. an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'

    Synonyms : form of address, title of respect
    Type Of : denomination, designation, appellation, appellative
    Examples :
    • the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title
  6. an established or recognized right

    Synonyms : claim
    Type Of : legal right
    Examples :
    • he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate
  7. an informal right to something

    Synonyms : claim
    Type Of : right
    Examples :
    • his title to fame
  8. give a title to

    Synonyms : entitle
    Type Of : name, be known as, call, know as
  9. a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work

    Type Of : subhead, subheading
    Examples :
    • the novel had chapter titles
  10. an appellation signifying nobility

    Type Of : appellation, designation, appellative, denomination
    Examples :
    • `your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king
  11. the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.

    Type Of : name
    Examples :
    • he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title
    • he refused to give titles to his paintings
    • I can never remember movie titles
  12. (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action

    Type Of : written material, piece of writing, writing
    Examples :
    • the titles go by faster than I can read


  1. someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks

    Synonyms : diversionist, wrecker
    Type Of : waster, ruiner, destroyer, undoer, uprooter
  2. a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader

    Synonyms : fifth columnist
    Type Of : traitor, treasonist


  1. a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty

    Synonyms : cyclopaedia, cyclopedia, encyclopaedia
    Type Of : book of facts, reference, reference book, reference work


  1. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

    Synonyms : crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
    Type Of : principal
  2. involving or being or having the nature of a crime

    Synonyms : felonious
    Examples :
    • a criminal offense
    • criminal abuse
  3. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

    Synonyms : condemnable, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious
    Examples :
    • a criminal waste of talent
  4. guilty of crime or serious offense

    Examples :
    • criminal in the sight of God and man


  1. being in a tense state

    Synonyms : edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, uptight
  2. impatient especially under restriction or delay

    Examples :
    • the government has done nothing to ease restrictions and manufacturers are growing restive


  1. disputed or made the object of contention or competition

    Antonyms : uncontested
    Examples :
    • a contested election