1. widely known and esteemed

    Synonyms : celebrated, famed, famous, far-famed, illustrious, noted, renowned
    Examples :
    • a notable historian
  2. a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

    Synonyms : guiding light, leading light, luminary, notability
    Type Of : celebrity, famous person
  3. worthy of attention because interesting, significant, or unusual

    Synonyms : noteworthy, remarkable
    Examples :
    • a notable increase in the crime rate


  1. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

    Synonyms : attest, certify, demonstrate, evidence
    Type Of : bear witness, testify, prove, show, evidence
    Examples :
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
  2. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

    Synonyms : apparent, evident, palpable, patent, plain, unmistakable
    Examples :
    • manifest disapproval
  3. a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane

    Type Of : instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
  4. record in a ship's manifest

    Type Of : record, put down, enter
    Examples :
    • each passenger must be manifested
  5. reveal its presence or make an appearance

    Type Of : appear
    Examples :
    • the ghost manifests each year on the same day


  1. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

    Synonyms : calumniatory, calumnious, denigrating, denigrative, denigratory, libellous, libelous, slanderous


  1. in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

    Synonyms : basically, essentially


  1. the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion

    Synonyms : incitement
    Type Of : persuasion, suasion
  2. a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action

    Type Of : communicating, communication


  1. examine or consider with attention and in detail

    Type Of : see, examine
    Examples :
    • Please peruse this report at your leisure


  1. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

    Synonyms : alt, altitude, el
    Type Of : angular position
  2. the event of something being raised upward

    Synonyms : lift, raising
    Type Of : ascent, rise, rising, ascension
    Examples :
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
  3. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

    Synonyms : aggrandisement, aggrandizement
    Type Of : increase, step-up
    Examples :
    • his elevation to cardinal
  4. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

    Synonyms : acme, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top
    Type Of : degree, stage, point, level
  5. a raised or elevated geological formation

    Synonyms : natural elevation
    Type Of : formation, geological formation
  6. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump

    Type Of : leap
    Examples :
    • a dancer of exceptional elevation
  7. distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)

    Type Of : distance
    Examples :
    • there was snow at the higher elevations
  8. drawing of an exterior of a structure

    Type Of : architectural plan, plan


  1. without anybody else or anything else

    Synonyms : alone, solo
  2. being without an escort

    Antonyms : accompanied
  3. (of a state or an event) taking place without something specified occurring at the same time

    Examples :
    • a headache unaccompanied by other symptoms
  4. playing or singing without accompaniment

    Antonyms : accompanied
    Examples :
    • the soloist sang unaccompanied


  1. severely destructive

    Synonyms : cataclysmal
    Examples :
    • cataclysmic nuclear war
    • a cataclysmic earthquake


  1. a large and stately mansion

    Synonyms : palace
    Type Of : manse, residence, hall, mansion house, mansion
  2. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard

    Synonyms : rook
    Type Of : chess piece, chessman
  3. interchanging the positions of the king and a rook

    Synonyms : castling
    Type Of : chess move
  4. a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack

    Type Of : munition, fortification
  5. move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

    Type Of : go, move