1. a feeling of evil to come

    Synonyms : boding, foreboding, premonition
    Type Of : apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread
    Examples :
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case


  1. adopt as a belief

    Synonyms : support
    Type Of : concur, agree, concord, hold
    Examples :
    • I subscribe to your view on abortion
  2. receive or obtain regularly

    Synonyms : subscribe to, take
    Type Of : purchase, buy
  3. mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)

    Synonyms : sign
    Type Of : write
  4. pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals

    Synonyms : pledge
    Type Of : donate
  5. offer to buy, as of stocks and shares

    Type Of : offer, bid, tender
    Examples :
    • The broker subscribed 500 shares


  1. characterized by intense emotion

    Synonyms : ardent, fervent, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid
  2. (archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing

    Synonyms : fervent
    Examples :
    • set out...when the fervid heat subsides


  1. smaller in size or amount or value

    Examples :
    • the lesser powers of Europe
    • the lesser anteater
  2. of less size or importance

    Antonyms : greater
    Examples :
    • the lesser anteater
    • the lesser of two evils


  1. have and exercise

    Synonyms : exert, maintain
    Type Of : hold, have got, have
    Examples :
    • wield power and authority
  2. handle effectively

    Synonyms : handle, manage
    Type Of : manipulate
    Examples :
    • The burglar wielded an axe


  1. annihilation by pulverizing something

    Synonyms : pulverisation
    Type Of : annihilation, obliteration
  2. a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized

    Synonyms : powder, pulverisation
    Type Of : solid
  3. the act of grinding to a powder or dust

    Synonyms : grind, mill, pulverisation
    Type Of : compaction, crunch, crush


  1. payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

    Synonyms : bounty
    Type Of : reward
  2. payment for insurance

    Synonyms : insurance premium
    Type Of : payment
  3. a fee charged for exchanging currencies

    Synonyms : agio, agiotage, exchange premium
    Type Of : charge
  4. a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.

    Type Of : bonus, incentive, prize, award
    Examples :
    • they encouraged customers with a premium for loyal patronage
  5. having or reflecting superior quality or value

    Examples :
    • premium gasoline at a premium price
  6. the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value

    Type Of : value, economic value
    Examples :
    • they paid a premium for access to water


  1. grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour

    Synonyms : wheat berry
    Type Of : cereal, grain, food grain
  2. a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

    Synonyms : pale yellow, straw
    Type Of : yellowness, yellow
  3. annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

    Type Of : cereal, cereal grass


  1. disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity

    Antonyms : inhospitable
    Examples :
    • a good-natured and hospitable man
    • a hospitable act
    • hospitable invitations
  2. favorable to life and growth

    Antonyms : inhospitable
    Examples :
    • soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth
    • a hospitable environment
  3. having an open mind

    Examples :
    • hospitable to new ideas


  1. any material used for its color

    Synonyms : color, coloring material, colouring material
    Type Of : material, stuff
  2. (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction

    Synonyms : color
    Type Of : variety, kind, sort, form
  3. having or capable of producing colors

    Synonyms : color
  4. decorate with colors

    Synonyms : color, emblazon
    Type Of : decorate, grace, embellish, ornament, beautify, adorn
  5. give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

    Synonyms : color, gloss
    Type Of : apologise, rationalize, excuse, rationalise, apologize
  6. change color, often in an undesired manner

    Synonyms : color, discolor, discolour
    Type Of : change
  7. the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation

    Synonyms : color
    Type Of : appearance, visual aspect
  8. interest and variety and intensity

    Synonyms : color, vividness
    Type Of : interest, interestingness
  9. modify or bias

    Synonyms : color
    Type Of : work, influence, act upon
  10. an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

    Synonyms : color, gloss, semblance
    Type Of : visual aspect, appearance
  11. the timbre of a musical sound

    Synonyms : color, coloration, colouration
    Type Of : timber, timbre, tone, quality
  12. a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

    Synonyms : color, coloring, colouring
    Type Of : visual property
  13. affect as in thought or feeling

    Synonyms : color, distort, tinge
    Type Of : impact, affect, bear on, touch on, bear upon, touch
  14. add color to

    Synonyms : color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize
    Type Of : modify, alter, change