1. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given

    Synonyms : accordingly
    Examples :
    • consequently, he didn't do it
  2. as a consequence

    Synonyms : therefore
    Examples :
    • he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held


  1. pay close attention to; give heed to

    Synonyms : heed, mind
    Type Of : obey
  2. listen and pay attention

    Synonyms : hear, take heed
    Type Of : concentrate, pore, centre, focus, rivet, center
  3. hear with intention

    Type Of : comprehend, perceive


  1. a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

    Synonyms : brother, buddy, chum, crony, sidekick
    Type Of : friend
  2. become friends; act friendly towards

    Synonyms : chum up, pal up
    Type Of : befriend


  1. strengthen and support with rewards

    Synonyms : reward
    Type Of : teach, instruct, learn
    Examples :
    • Let's reinforce good behavior
  2. make stronger

    Synonyms : reenforce
    Type Of : beef up, strengthen, fortify
    Examples :
    • he reinforced the concrete


  1. an illegal daily lottery

    Synonyms : numbers game, numbers pool, numbers racket
    Type Of : lottery, drawing
  2. the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt

    Synonyms : book of numbers


  1. an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

    Synonyms : cognoscente
    Type Of : authority


  1. socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner

    Synonyms : ill at ease, uneasy
    Examples :
    • awkward and reserved at parties
  2. difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

    Synonyms : bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly
    Examples :
    • an awkward bundle to carry
  3. not elegant or graceful in expression

    Synonyms : clumsy, cumbersome, ill-chosen, inapt, inept
    Examples :
    • an awkward prose style
  4. hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

    Synonyms : embarrassing, sticky, unenviable
    Examples :
    • awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
    • an awkward pause followed his remark
  5. causing inconvenience

    Examples :
    • they arrived at an awkward time
  6. lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

    Antonyms : graceful
    Examples :
    • an awkward dancer
    • an awkward gesture
    • too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes
    • his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot


  1. a disgraceful event

    Synonyms : outrage
    Type Of : trouble
  2. disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

    Synonyms : dirt, malicious gossip
    Type Of : scuttlebutt, gossip, comment


  1. a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web

    Synonyms : internet site, site, web site
    Type Of : electronic computer, information processing system, computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor


  1. of or relating to the real nature or essential elements of something

    Synonyms : substantial
  2. defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established

    Synonyms : essential
    Antonyms : adjective
    Examples :
    • substantive law
  3. being on topic and prompting thought

    Synonyms : meaty
  4. any word or group of words functioning as a noun

    Type Of : word