logo

intercessor (Also intercessors) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to intercessor

turgenev

  • noun Russian writer of stories and novels and plays (1818-1883)
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev; Ivan Turgenev.

More 'turgenev' Meaning


middleman

  • noun someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
    wholesaler; jobber.
  • noun the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
    interlocutor.

More 'middleman' Meaning


pelham_grenville_wodehouse

  • noun English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
    P. G. Wodehouse; Wodehouse.

More 'pelham_grenville_wodehouse' Meaning


wouk

  • noun United States writer (born in 1915)
    Herman Wouk.

More 'wouk' Meaning


burgess

  • noun English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
    Anthony Burgess.
  • noun a citizen of an English borough
    burgher.

More 'burgess' Meaning


strategic_arms_limitation_talks

  • noun negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
    SALT.

More 'strategic_arms_limitation_talks' Meaning


marriage_broker

  • noun someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others
    matcher; matchmaker.

More 'marriage_broker' Meaning


plath

  • noun United States writer and poet (1932-1963)
    Sylvia Plath.

More 'plath' Meaning


muriel_sarah_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark.

More 'muriel_sarah_spark' Meaning


emile_gaboriau

  • noun French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
    Gaboriau.

More 'emile_gaboriau' Meaning


lyrist

  • noun a person who writes the words for songs
    lyricist.

More 'lyrist' Meaning


lawrence_george_durrell

  • noun English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
    Durrell; Lawrence Durrell.

More 'lawrence_george_durrell' Meaning


sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

More 'sharia_law' Meaning


imamu_amiri_baraka

  • noun United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934)
    Baraka; LeRoi Jones.

More 'imamu_amiri_baraka' Meaning


g._k._chesterton

  • noun conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton; Chesterton.

More 'g._k._chesterton' Meaning


coition

  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; relation; copulation; coitus.

More 'coition' Meaning


marine_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

More 'marine_law' Meaning


remember

  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; recall; recollect; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories
  • verb keep in mind for attention or consideration
    think of.
    • Remember the Alamo
    • Remember to call your mother every day!
    • Think of the starving children in India!

More 'remember' Meaning


intercessor

  • noun a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
    intermediator; go-between; intermediary; mediator.

More 'intercessor' Meaning


howells

  • noun United States writer and editor (1837-1920)
    William Dean Howells.

More 'howells' Meaning


robert_charles_benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Benchley; Robert Benchley.

More 'robert_charles_benchley' Meaning


mikhail_yurievich_lermontov

  • noun Russian writer (1814-1841)
    Lermontov.

More 'mikhail_yurievich_lermontov' Meaning


scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

More 'scholar' Meaning


zangwill

  • noun English writer (1864-1926)
    Israel Zangwill.

More 'zangwill' Meaning


laurels

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; award.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; honor.

More 'laurels' Meaning


sir_harold_george_nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Nicolson; Harold Nicolson.

More 'sir_harold_george_nicolson' Meaning


delegate

  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute.

More 'delegate' Meaning


comity_of_nations

  • noun courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another

More 'comity_of_nations' Meaning


quilt

  • noun bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    comforter; puff; comfort.
  • verb stitch or sew together
    • quilt the skirt

More 'quilt' Meaning


christie

  • noun prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
    Agatha Christie; Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie.

More 'christie' Meaning


horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

More 'horn' Meaning


van_doren

  • noun United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
    Carl Van Doren; Carl Clinton Van Doren.

More 'van_doren' Meaning


bernard_malamud

  • noun United States writer (1914-1986)
    Malamud.

More 'bernard_malamud' Meaning


collins

  • noun English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
    Wilkie Collins; William Wilkie Collins.
  • noun tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
    Tom Collins.

More 'collins' Meaning


poetiser

  • noun a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
    rhymester; versifier; poetizer; rhymer.

More 'poetiser' Meaning


blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

More 'blur' Meaning


numeral

  • noun a symbol used to represent a number
    number.
    • he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
  • adjective of or relating to or denoting numbers
    numerical; numeric.
    • a numeral adjective

More 'numeral' Meaning


minister_plenipotentiary

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
    envoy extraordinary; envoy.

More 'minister_plenipotentiary' Meaning


walker_percy

  • noun United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)
    Percy.

More 'walker_percy' Meaning


greene

  • noun English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
    Graham Greene; Henry Graham Greene.

More 'greene' Meaning


interpret

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?
  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    rede.

More 'interpret' Meaning


intercessory

Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by, intercession; interceding; as, intercessory prayer.

More 'intercessory' Meaning


property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

More 'property' Meaning


settler

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    colonist.
  • noun a negotiator who settles disputes

More 'settler' Meaning


envoy

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
    envoy extraordinary; minister plenipotentiary.
  • noun someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
    emissary.

More 'envoy' Meaning


sir_thomas_malory

  • noun English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)
    Malory; Thomas Malory.

More 'sir_thomas_malory' Meaning


personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

More 'personify' Meaning


conjunctive

  • noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
    continuative; conjunction; connective.
  • adjective serving or tending to connect

More 'conjunctive' Meaning


military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

More 'military' Meaning


high_commissioner

  • noun a senior diplomat from one country to another who is assigned ambassadorial rank

More 'high_commissioner' Meaning


hilaire_belloc

  • noun English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
    Joseph Hilaire Peter Belloc; Belloc.

More 'hilaire_belloc' Meaning


tobias_smollett

  • noun Scottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771)
    Smollett; Tobias George Smollett.

More 'tobias_smollett' Meaning


oliver_wendell_holmes

  • noun United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
    Holmes.

More 'oliver_wendell_holmes' Meaning


henry_david_thoreau

  • noun United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)
    Thoreau.

More 'henry_david_thoreau' Meaning


browne

  • noun English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
    Hablot Knight Browne; Phiz.
  • noun United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
    Charles Farrar Browne; Artemus Ward.

More 'browne' Meaning


solomon_bellow

  • noun United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
    Bellow; Saul Bellow.

More 'solomon_bellow' Meaning


joseph_hilaire_peter_belloc

  • noun English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
    Hilaire Belloc; Belloc.

More 'joseph_hilaire_peter_belloc' Meaning


mischief-making

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

More 'mischief-making' Meaning


schiller

  • noun German romantic writer (1759-1805)
    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller.

More 'schiller' Meaning


appeasing

  • adjective satellite intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placatory; placating; placative.
    • the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich
    • placating (or placative) gestures
    • an astonishingly placatory speech
  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer

More 'appeasing' Meaning


gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

More 'gloss' Meaning


mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

More 'mediate' Meaning


program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

More 'program' Meaning


calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

More 'calm' Meaning


james_michener

  • noun United States writer of historical novels (1907-1997)
    Michener; James Albert Michener.

More 'james_michener' Meaning


assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

More 'assessment' Meaning


j.r.r._tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; Tolkien.

More 'j.r.r._tolkien' Meaning


intervenor

  • noun (law) a party who interposes in a pending proceeding

More 'intervenor' Meaning


reversioner

  • noun (law) a party who is entitled to an estate in reversion

More 'reversioner' Meaning


award

  • noun a grant made by a law court
    awarding.
    • he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

More 'award' Meaning


emerson

  • noun United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
    Ralph Waldo Emerson.

More 'emerson' Meaning


adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

More 'adult' Meaning


hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

More 'hold' Meaning


join

  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
  • noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    union; sum.
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B

More 'join' Meaning


fyodor_dostoyevsky

  • noun Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881)
    Dostoevski; Fyodor Dostoevski; Feodor Dostoyevsky; Feodor Dostoevski; Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky; Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski; Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky; Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky; Dostoevsky; Fyodor Dostoevsky; Feodor Dostoevsky; Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky; Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski.

More 'fyodor_dostoyevsky' Meaning


dollar_diplomacy

  • noun diplomacy influenced by economic considerations

More 'dollar_diplomacy' Meaning


henri_rene_albert_guy_de_maupassant

  • noun French writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893)
    Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant.

More 'henri_rene_albert_guy_de_maupassant' Meaning


work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

More 'work' Meaning


crown

  • noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    • the colonies revolted against the Crown
  • noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

More 'crown' Meaning


bram_stoker

  • noun Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
    Stoker; Abraham Stoker.

More 'bram_stoker' Meaning


gogol

  • noun Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852)
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol.

More 'gogol' Meaning


alan_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Alan Stewart Paton; Paton.

More 'alan_paton' Meaning


example

  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    instance; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10
  • noun a representative form or pattern
    model.
    • I profited from his example

More 'example' Meaning


wilhelm_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Karl Grimm; Grimm.

More 'wilhelm_grimm' Meaning


presiding_officer

  • noun the leader of a group meeting

More 'presiding_officer' Meaning


lie

  • noun a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    prevarication.
  • noun Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    Trygve Lie; Trygve Halvden Lie.

More 'lie' Meaning


give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

More 'give' Meaning


ring_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ringgold Wilmer Lardner; Lardner.

More 'ring_lardner' Meaning


hudud

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudood.

More 'hudud' Meaning


james_fenimore_cooper

  • noun United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
    Cooper.

More 'james_fenimore_cooper' Meaning


zweig

  • noun Austrian writer (1881-1942)
    Stefan Zweig.

More 'zweig' Meaning


jessica_mitford

  • noun United States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996)
    Jessica Lucy Mitford; Mitford.

More 'jessica_mitford' Meaning


ataraxis

  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; repose; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

More 'ataraxis' Meaning


gardner

  • noun United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
    Isabella Stewart Gardner.
  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Erle Stanley Gardner.

More 'gardner' Meaning


ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

More 'ordinary' Meaning


ringgold_wilmer_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ring Lardner; Lardner.

More 'ringgold_wilmer_lardner' Meaning


theodore_herman_albert_dreiser

  • noun United States novelist (1871-1945)
    Theodore Dreiser; Dreiser.

More 'theodore_herman_albert_dreiser' Meaning


mary_wollstonecraft_godwin

  • noun English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797)
    Mary Wollstonecraft; Wollstonecraft.

More 'mary_wollstonecraft_godwin' Meaning


adlai_stevenson

  • noun United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
    Adlai Ewing Stevenson; Stevenson.

More 'adlai_stevenson' Meaning


delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

More 'delicacy' Meaning


theodor_seuss_geisel

  • noun United States writer of children's books (1904-1991)
    Dr. Seuss; Geisel.

More 'theodor_seuss_geisel' Meaning


william_sydney_porter

  • noun United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
    O. Henry; Porter.

More 'william_sydney_porter' Meaning


concrete_representation

  • noun a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
    concretism.

More 'concrete_representation' Meaning


president

  • noun an executive officer of a firm or corporation
  • noun the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
    United States President; President of the United States; Chief Executive.
    • the President likes to jog every morning

More 'president' Meaning


william_rose_benet

  • noun United States writer; brother of Stephen Vincent Benet (1886-1950)
    Benet.

More 'william_rose_benet' Meaning


law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

More 'law' Meaning


mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

More 'mercantile_law' Meaning


john_simmons_barth

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Barth; Barth.

More 'john_simmons_barth' Meaning


mortice

  • noun a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    mortise.
  • verb cut a hole for a tenon in
    mortise.

More 'mortice' Meaning


doctorow

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1931)
    E. L. Doctorow; Edgard Lawrence Doctorow.

More 'doctorow' Meaning


third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

More 'third' Meaning


aleksey_maksimovich_peshkov

  • noun Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts
    Gorky; Maxim Gorki; Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov; Maksim Gorky; Gorki.

More 'aleksey_maksimovich_peshkov' Meaning


arbitrate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    mediate; intermediate; liaise; intercede.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement

More 'arbitrate' Meaning


preside

  • verb act as president
    • preside over companies and corporations

More 'preside' Meaning


john_galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith.

More 'john_galbraith' Meaning


symmetricalness

  • noun (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
    correspondence; balance; symmetry.

More 'symmetricalness' Meaning


interpretation

  • noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    reading; version.
  • noun the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    rendition; rendering.
    • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

More 'interpretation' Meaning


ulfilas

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.
  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

More 'ulfilas' Meaning


ernst_theodor_wilhelm_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

More 'ernst_theodor_wilhelm_hoffmann' Meaning


la_rochefoucauld

  • noun French writer of moralistic maxims (1613-1680)
    Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

More 'la_rochefoucauld' Meaning


concurrence

  • noun agreement of results or opinions
    concurrency.
  • noun acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
    concurrency.

More 'concurrence' Meaning


montgomery

  • noun Canadian novelist (1874-1942)
    Lucy Maud Montgomery; L. M. Montgomery.
  • noun English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
    Sir Bernard Law Montgomery; Bernard Law Montgomery; 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

More 'montgomery' Meaning


carnal

  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; sensual; animal.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
  • adjective of or relating to the body or flesh
    • carnal remains

More 'carnal' Meaning


sade

  • noun French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
    Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade; de Sade; Marquis de Sade.

More 'sade' Meaning


fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

More 'fit' Meaning


personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

More 'personal' Meaning


george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

More 'george_bernard_shaw' Meaning


doubleton

  • noun (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

More 'doubleton' Meaning


law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

More 'law_merchant' Meaning


writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

More 'writing' Meaning


better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

More 'better' Meaning


harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Joel Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.
  • noun United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    Zellig Sabbatai Harris; Zellig Harris.

More 'harris' Meaning


hudood

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudud.

More 'hudood' Meaning


eliezer_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Elie Wiesel; Wiesel.

More 'eliezer_wiesel' Meaning


judgment_of_dismissal

  • noun a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
    dismissal; judgement of dismissal.

More 'judgment_of_dismissal' Meaning


john_marquand

  • noun United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960)
    John Philip Marquand; Marquand.

More 'john_marquand' Meaning


vidal

  • noun United States writer (born in 1925)
    Gore Vidal; Eugene Luther Vidal.

More 'vidal' Meaning


fractiousness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    unruliness; willfulness; wilfulness.

More 'fractiousness' Meaning


bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

More 'bang' Meaning


currer_bell

  • noun English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
    Bronte; Emily Jane Bronte; Emily Bronte.

More 'currer_bell' Meaning


s._s._van_dine

  • noun United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
    Wright; Willard Huntington Wright.

More 's._s._van_dine' Meaning


placatory

  • adjective satellite intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placating; placative; appeasing.
    • the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich
    • placating (or placative) gestures
    • an astonishingly placatory speech

More 'placatory' Meaning


enamor

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

More 'enamor' Meaning


tampering

  • noun the act of altering something secretly or improperly
    meddling.
  • verb play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
    tamper; fiddle; monkey.
    • Someone tampered with the documents on my desk
    • The reporter fiddle with the facts

More 'tampering' Meaning


jorge_borges

  • noun Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
    Jorge Luis Borges; Borges.

More 'jorge_borges' Meaning


property_settlement

  • noun (matrimonial law) the division of property owned or acquired by marriage partners during their marriage

More 'property_settlement' Meaning


concord

  • noun a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
    concordance; harmony.
  • noun capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    capital of New Hampshire.

More 'concord' Meaning


trading

  • noun buying or selling securities or commodities
  • verb engage in the trade of
    merchandise; trade.
    • he is merchandising telephone sets

More 'trading' Meaning


muriel_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Sarah Spark.

More 'muriel_spark' Meaning


goldsmith

  • noun an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
    gold-worker; goldworker.
  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Oliver Goldsmith.

More 'goldsmith' Meaning


jane_austen

  • noun English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
    Austen.

More 'jane_austen' Meaning


somerset_maugham

  • noun English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
    W. Somerset Maugham; Maugham; William Somerset Maugham.

More 'somerset_maugham' Meaning


ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

More 'ward' Meaning


dragoman

  • noun an interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government)

More 'dragoman' Meaning


elie_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Eliezer Wiesel; Wiesel.

More 'elie_wiesel' Meaning


ray_douglas_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Bradbury; Bradbury.

More 'ray_douglas_bradbury' Meaning


philip_michael_ondaatje

  • noun Canadian writer (born in Sri Lanka in 1943)
    Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje.

More 'philip_michael_ondaatje' Meaning


adeline_virginia_stephen_woolf

  • noun English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941)
    Virginia Woolf; Woolf.

More 'adeline_virginia_stephen_woolf' Meaning


heartsease

  • noun a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived
    pink of my John; wild pansy; Johnny-jump-up; love-in-idleness; Viola tricolor.
  • noun violet of Pacific coast of North America having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet
    Viola ocellata; two-eyed violet.

More 'heartsease' Meaning


eric_arthur_blair

  • noun imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
    George Orwell; Eric Blair; Orwell.

More 'eric_arthur_blair' Meaning


roth

  • noun United States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933)
    Philip Milton Roth; Philip Roth.

More 'roth' Meaning


proportionality

  • noun a ratio of two quantities that is constant
  • noun harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
    balance; proportion.
    • in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin

More 'proportionality' Meaning


fielding

  • noun (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
  • noun English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
    Henry Fielding.

More 'fielding' Meaning


fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

More 'fret' Meaning


personam

Sorry, we do not have the definition for this word.

ernst_theodor_amadeus_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann.

More 'ernst_theodor_amadeus_hoffmann' Meaning


samuel_beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Beckett.

More 'samuel_beckett' Meaning


symbolize

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    symbolise.
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize

More 'symbolize' Meaning


cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

More 'cooper' Meaning


intercession

  • noun a prayer to God on behalf of another person
  • noun the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
    intervention.
    • it occurs without human intervention

More 'intercession' Meaning


domestic_partner

  • noun a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
    spousal equivalent; spouse equivalent; significant other.

More 'domestic_partner' Meaning


pynchon

  • noun United States writer of pessimistic novels about life in a technologically advanced society (born in 1937)
    Thomas Pynchon.

More 'pynchon' Meaning


alan_stewart_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Paton; Alan Paton.

More 'alan_stewart_paton' Meaning


wilhelm_karl_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Grimm; Grimm.

More 'wilhelm_karl_grimm' Meaning


erle_stanley_gardner

  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Gardner.

More 'erle_stanley_gardner' Meaning


comforter

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    sympathizer; sympathiser.
  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    allayer; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

More 'comforter' Meaning


islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

More 'islamic_law' Meaning


service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

More 'service' Meaning


doge

  • noun formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

More 'doge' Meaning


compromise

  • noun a middle way between two extremes
    via media.
  • noun an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
    • the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'

More 'compromise' Meaning


stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

More 'stock' Meaning


f._scott_fitzgerald

  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Fitzgerald; Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.

More 'f._scott_fitzgerald' Meaning


joel_harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.

More 'joel_harris' Meaning


john_barrington_wain

  • noun English writer (1925-1994)
    John Wain; Wain.

More 'john_barrington_wain' Meaning


gunboat

  • noun a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns; used by costal patrols

More 'gunboat' Meaning


mudang

Sorry, we do not have the definition for this word.

rushdie

  • noun British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)
    Ahmed Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie.

More 'rushdie' Meaning


emblem

  • noun special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
  • noun a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
    allegory.

More 'emblem' Meaning


serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

More 'serve' Meaning


negotiant

  • noun someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
    negotiator; treater.

More 'negotiant' Meaning


italo_calvino

  • noun Italian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987)
    Calvino.

More 'italo_calvino' Meaning


chairwoman

  • noun the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
    president; chair; chairperson; chairman.
    • address your remarks to the chairperson

More 'chairwoman' Meaning


henry_james

  • noun writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916)
    James.

More 'henry_james' Meaning


word-painter

  • noun a writer of vivid or graphic descriptive power

More 'word-painter' Meaning


horace_walpole

  • noun English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
    Walpole; Horatio Walpole; Fourth Earl of Orford.

More 'horace_walpole' Meaning


snappishness

  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; biliousness; pettishness; surliness; peevishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

More 'snappishness' Meaning


bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

More 'bentham' Meaning


carroll

  • noun English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
    Dodgson; Charles Lutwidge Dodgson; Lewis Carroll; Reverend Dodgson; Charles Dodgson.

More 'carroll' Meaning


ralph_ellison

  • noun United States novelist who wrote about a young Black man and his struggles in American society (1914-1994)
    Ellison; Ralph Waldo Ellison.

More 'ralph_ellison' Meaning


nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

More 'nation' Meaning


entrancement

  • noun a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
    ravishment.

More 'entrancement' Meaning


mary_flannery_o'connor

  • noun United States writer (1925-1964)
    Flannery O'Connor; O'Connor.

More 'mary_flannery_o'connor' Meaning


vicomte_ferdinand_marie_de_lesseps

  • noun French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)
    Lesseps; Ferdinand de Lesseps.

More 'vicomte_ferdinand_marie_de_lesseps' Meaning


bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

More 'bridge' Meaning


pettishness

  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; biliousness; surliness; snappishness; peevishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

More 'pettishness' Meaning


mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

More 'mind' Meaning


edmond_hoyle

  • noun English writer on card games (1672-1769)
    Hoyle.

More 'edmond_hoyle' Meaning


lull

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    letup.
    • there was never a letup in the noise
  • noun a period of calm weather
    quiet.
    • there was a lull in the storm

More 'lull' Meaning


churl

  • noun a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
    Goth; boor; tyke; barbarian; peasant; tike.
  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    niggard; skinflint; scrooge.

More 'churl' Meaning


c._s._forester

  • noun English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
    Cecil Scott Forester; Forester.

More 'c._s._forester' Meaning


george_sand

  • noun French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
    Sand; Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin; Baroness Dudevant.

More 'george_sand' Meaning


pasternak

  • noun Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960)
    Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Boris Pasternak.

More 'pasternak' Meaning


fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

More 'fitting' Meaning


contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

More 'contact' Meaning


francis_scott_key_fitzgerald

  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Fitzgerald; F. Scott Fitzgerald.

More 'francis_scott_key_fitzgerald' Meaning


season

  • noun a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
    • he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company
    • she always looked forward to the avocado season
  • noun one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
    time of year.
    • the regular sequence of the seasons

More 'season' Meaning


pretor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    praetor.

More 'pretor' Meaning


stevenson

  • noun Scottish author (1850-1894)
    Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson.
  • noun United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
    Adlai Ewing Stevenson; Adlai Stevenson.

More 'stevenson' Meaning


crossbones

  • noun two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death

More 'crossbones' Meaning


mrs._humphrey_ward

  • noun English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    Mary Augusta Arnold Ward; Ward.

More 'mrs._humphrey_ward' Meaning


andre_malraux

  • noun French novelist (1901-1976)
    Malraux.

More 'andre_malraux' Meaning


infliction

  • noun the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
    imposition.
  • noun an act causing pain or damage

More 'infliction' Meaning


john_ernst_steinbeck

  • noun United States writer noted for his novels about agricultural workers (1902-1968)
    John Steinbeck; Steinbeck.

More 'john_ernst_steinbeck' Meaning


object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

More 'object' Meaning


translator

  • noun a person who translates written messages from one language to another
    transcriber.
  • noun someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
    interpreter.

More 'translator' Meaning


helen_adams_keller

  • noun United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
    Helen Keller; Keller.

More 'helen_adams_keller' Meaning


raymond_chandler

  • noun United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
    Raymond Thornton Chandler; Chandler.

More 'raymond_chandler' Meaning


affirmation

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    avouchment; avowal.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    assertion; statement.

More 'affirmation' Meaning


cummings

  • noun United States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962)
    e. e. cummings; Edward Estlin Cummings.

More 'cummings' Meaning


plenty

  • noun a full supply
    plentifulness; plentitude; plenteousness; plenitude.
    • there was plenty of food for everyone
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

More 'plenty' Meaning


conrad

  • noun English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)
    Joseph Conrad; Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski.

More 'conrad' Meaning


peevish

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

More 'peevish' Meaning


dummy

  • noun a person who does not talk
    silent person.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    booby; dope; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

More 'dummy' Meaning


de_quincey

  • noun English writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859)
    Thomas De Quincey.

More 'de_quincey' Meaning


classicist

  • noun an artistic person who adheres to classicism
  • noun a student of ancient Greek and Latin
    classical scholar.

More 'classicist' Meaning


lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

More 'lewis' Meaning


oliver_goldsmith

  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Goldsmith.

More 'oliver_goldsmith' Meaning


annoyer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; tease.

More 'annoyer' Meaning


treaty

  • noun a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    pact; accord.

More 'treaty' Meaning


nettle

  • noun any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  • verb sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
    urticate.

More 'nettle' Meaning


david_john_moore_cornwell

  • noun English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931)
    John le Carre; le Carre.

More 'david_john_moore_cornwell' Meaning


durrell

  • noun English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
    Lawrence Durrell; Lawrence George Durrell.

More 'durrell' Meaning


mary_godwin_wollstonecraft_shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Shelley; Mary Shelley.

More 'mary_godwin_wollstonecraft_shelley' Meaning


isherwood

  • noun United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)
    Christopher Isherwood; Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood.

More 'isherwood' Meaning


mating

  • noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    coupling; union; sexual union; pairing; conjugation.
    • the casual couplings of adolescents
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
  • verb engage in sexual intercourse
    pair; couple; mate; copulate.
    • Birds mate in the Spring

More 'mating' Meaning


teething

  • noun the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
    odontiasis; dentition.
  • verb grow teeth; cut the baby teeth
    teethe.
    • The little one is teething now

More 'teething' Meaning


mortise

  • noun a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    mortice.
  • verb cut a hole for a tenon in
    mortice.

More 'mortise' Meaning


symonds

  • noun English writer (1840-1893)
    John Addington Symonds.

More 'symonds' Meaning


ambassador

  • noun a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
    embassador.
  • noun an informal representative
    • an ambassador of good will

More 'ambassador' Meaning


heyward

  • noun United States writer (1885-1940)
    DuBois Heyward; Edwin DuBois Hayward.

More 'heyward' Meaning


mickey_spillane

  • noun United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918)
    Frank Morrison Spillane; Spillane.

More 'mickey_spillane' Meaning


dorothy_l._sayers

  • noun English writer of detective fiction (1893-1957)
    Dorothy Leigh Sayers; Sayers; Dorothy Sayers.

More 'dorothy_l._sayers' Meaning


mary_wollstonecraft_shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Shelley; Mary Shelley; Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley.

More 'mary_wollstonecraft_shelley' Meaning


presidentship

  • noun the office and function of president
    presidency.
    • Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time

More 'presidentship' Meaning


baby

  • noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    infant; babe.
    • the baby began to cry again
    • she held the baby in her arms
    • it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different
  • noun the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    • the baby of the family
    • the baby of the Supreme Court

More 'baby' Meaning


martha_beatrice_potter_webb

  • noun English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
    Webb; Beatrice Webb.

More 'martha_beatrice_potter_webb' Meaning


musset

  • noun French poet and writer (1810-1857)
    Alfred de Musset; Louis Charles Alfred de Musset.

More 'musset' Meaning


de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

More 'de' Meaning


marshall_mcluhan

  • noun Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)
    McLuhan; Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

More 'marshall_mcluhan' Meaning


pound

  • noun 16 ounces avoirdupois
    lb.
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • noun the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    British pound sterling; pound sterling; quid; British pound.

More 'pound' Meaning


gaius_plinius_secundus

  • noun Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)
    Pliny the Elder; Pliny.

More 'gaius_plinius_secundus' Meaning


reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

More 'reversal' Meaning


du

Sorry, we do not have the definition for this word.

donald_barthelme

  • noun United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989)
    Barthelme.

More 'donald_barthelme' Meaning


easement

  • noun (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land)
  • noun the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    easing; relief; alleviation.
    • he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain

More 'easement' Meaning


patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

More 'patch' Meaning


sir_winston_leonard_spenser_churchill

  • noun British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
    Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston S. Churchill.

More 'sir_winston_leonard_spenser_churchill' Meaning


marsh

  • noun low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
    fen; marshland; fenland.
    • thousands of acres of marshland
    • the fens of eastern England
  • noun United States painter (1898-1954)
    Reginald Marsh.

More 'marsh' Meaning


enchant

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; transport.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

More 'enchant' Meaning


james_augustine_aloysius_joyce

  • noun influential Irish writer noted for his many innovations (such as stream of consciousness writing) (1882-1941)
    James Joyce; Joyce.

More 'james_augustine_aloysius_joyce' Meaning


jackson

  • noun English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
    Glenda Jackson.
  • noun United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
    Michael Joe Jackson; Michael Jackson.

More 'jackson' Meaning


fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

More 'fair' Meaning


hammett

  • noun United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
    Dashiell Hammett; Samuel Dashiell Hammett.

More 'hammett' Meaning


expediency

  • noun the quality of being suited to the end in view
    expedience.

More 'expediency' Meaning


tetchiness

  • noun feeling easily irritated
    testiness; touchiness.

More 'tetchiness' Meaning


vladimir_nabokov

  • noun United States writer (born in Russia) (1899-1977)
    Vladimir vladimirovich Nabokov; Nabokov.

More 'vladimir_nabokov' Meaning


judgment_on_the_pleadings

  • noun a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
    summary judgement; summary judgment; judgement on the pleadings.

More 'judgment_on_the_pleadings' Meaning


clarence_shepard_day_jr.

  • noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)
    Clarence Day; Day.

More 'clarence_shepard_day_jr.' Meaning


reviewer

  • noun someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    referee; reader.
  • noun a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
    commentator.

More 'reviewer' Meaning


butler

  • noun a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table
    pantryman.
  • noun English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902)
    Samuel Butler.

More 'butler' Meaning


gaboriau

  • noun French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
    Emile Gaboriau.

More 'gaboriau' Meaning


gunter_grass

  • noun German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
    Grass; Gunter Wilhelm Grass.

More 'gunter_grass' Meaning


andre_maurois

  • noun French writer best known for his biographies (1885-1967)
    Maurois; Emile Herzog.

More 'andre_maurois' Meaning


cocteau

  • noun French writer and film maker who worked in many artistic media (1889-1963)
    Jean Cocteau.

More 'cocteau' Meaning


jensen

  • noun modernistic Danish writer (1873-1950)
    Johannes Vilhelm Jensen.

More 'jensen' Meaning


judiciousness

  • noun good judgment
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    sagaciousness; sagacity.

More 'judiciousness' Meaning


artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

More 'artificial' Meaning


boris_pasternak

  • noun Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960)
    Pasternak; Boris Leonidovich Pasternak.

More 'boris_pasternak' Meaning


huxley

  • noun English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
    Andrew Fielding Huxley; Andrew Huxley.
  • noun English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963)
    Aldous Huxley; Aldous Leonard Huxley.

More 'huxley' Meaning


civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

More 'civil_law' Meaning


accord

  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    agreement.
    • the two parties were in agreement
  • noun concurrence of opinion
    conformity; accordance.
    • we are in accord with your proposal

More 'accord' Meaning


liaise

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    mediate; intermediate; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement

More 'liaise' Meaning


nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

More 'nature' Meaning


thomas_malory

  • noun English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)
    Malory; Sir Thomas Malory.

More 'thomas_malory' Meaning


bronte

  • noun English novelist; youngest of three Bronte sisters (1820-1849)
    Anne Bronte.
  • noun English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
    Currer Bell; Emily Jane Bronte; Emily Bronte.

More 'bronte' Meaning


erica_jong

  • noun United States writer (born in 1942)
    Jong.

More 'erica_jong' Meaning


christopher_isherwood

  • noun United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)
    Isherwood; Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood.

More 'christopher_isherwood' Meaning


a._a._milne

  • noun English writer of stories for children (1882-1956)
    Alan Alexander Milne; Milne.

More 'a._a._milne' Meaning


andrei_gromyko

  • noun Soviet ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations (1909-1989)
    Gromyko; Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko.

More 'andrei_gromyko' Meaning


ida_minerva_tarbell

  • noun United States writer remembered for her muckraking investigations into industries in the early 20th century (1857-1944)
    Ida Tarbell; Ida M. Tarbell; Tarbell.

More 'ida_minerva_tarbell' Meaning


retroversion

  • noun a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
    retroflection; retroflexion.
    • retroversion of the uterus
  • noun translation back into the original language
    • the teacher translated Latin texts into English which he gave to his students for retroversion

More 'retroversion' Meaning


ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

More 'ill' Meaning


harriet_wilson

  • noun author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
    Wilson.

More 'harriet_wilson' Meaning


robert_louis_balfour_stevenson

  • noun Scottish author (1850-1894)
    Robert Louis Stevenson; Stevenson.

More 'robert_louis_balfour_stevenson' Meaning


cog

  • noun a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
    • he was a small cog in a large machine
  • noun tooth on the rim of gear wheel
    sprocket.

More 'cog' Meaning


willa_sibert_cather

  • noun United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947)
    Willa Cather; Cather.

More 'willa_sibert_cather' Meaning


john_updike

  • noun United States author (born 1932)
    John Hoyer Updike; Updike.

More 'john_updike' Meaning


max_beerbohm

  • noun English writer and caricaturist (1872-1956)
    Beerbohm; Sir Henry Maxmilian Beerbohm.

More 'max_beerbohm' Meaning


philip_milton_roth

  • noun United States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933)
    Roth; Philip Roth.

More 'philip_milton_roth' Meaning


e._b._white

  • noun United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
    White; Elwyn Brooks White.

More 'e._b._white' Meaning


snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

More 'snow' Meaning


aleksey_maximovich_peshkov

  • noun Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts
    Gorky; Maxim Gorki; Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov; Maksim Gorky; Gorki.

More 'aleksey_maximovich_peshkov' Meaning


vexer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    teaser; annoyer; tease.

More 'vexer' Meaning


sir_rabindranath_tagore

  • noun Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
    Rabindranath Tagore; Tagore.

More 'sir_rabindranath_tagore' Meaning


litigant

  • noun (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation
    litigator.
    • plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants

More 'litigant' Meaning


benjamin_jowett

  • noun English classical scholar noted for his translations of Plato and Aristotle (1817-1893)
    Jowett.

More 'benjamin_jowett' Meaning


erskine_preston_caldwell

  • noun United States author remembered for novels about poverty and degeneration (1903-1987)
    Caldwell; Erskine Caldwell.

More 'erskine_preston_caldwell' Meaning


parley

  • noun a negotiation between enemies
  • verb discuss, as between enemies

More 'parley' Meaning


union

  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    North.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

More 'union' Meaning


pliny_the_elder

  • noun Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)
    Gaius Plinius Secundus; Pliny.

More 'pliny_the_elder' Meaning


e._l._doctorow

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1931)
    Doctorow; Edgard Lawrence Doctorow.

More 'e._l._doctorow' Meaning


edward_fitzgerald

  • noun English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883)
    Fitzgerald.

More 'edward_fitzgerald' Meaning


cognovit_judgement

  • noun a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
    confession of judgement; confession of judgment; cognovit judgment.

More 'cognovit_judgement' Meaning


fyodor_mikhailovich_dostoyevsky

  • noun Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881)
    Dostoevski; Fyodor Dostoevski; Feodor Dostoyevsky; Feodor Dostoevski; Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski; Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky; Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky; Dostoevsky; Fyodor Dostoevsky; Feodor Dostoevsky; Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky; Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski.

More 'fyodor_mikhailovich_dostoyevsky' Meaning


catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

More 'catch' Meaning


holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

More 'holmes' Meaning


zane_grey

  • noun United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
    Grey.

More 'zane_grey' Meaning


presidency

  • noun the tenure of a president
    presidential term; administration.
    • things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration
  • noun the office and function of president
    presidentship.
    • Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time

More 'presidency' Meaning


ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

More 'ugly' Meaning


social_contract

  • noun an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection

More 'social_contract' Meaning


balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

More 'balance' Meaning


cognovit_judgment

  • noun a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
    confession of judgement; cognovit judgement; confession of judgment.

More 'cognovit_judgment' Meaning


thomas_wolfe

  • noun United States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931)
    Wolfe; Tom Wolfe; Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr..
  • noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical novels (1900-1938)
    Wolfe; Thomas Clayton Wolfe.

More 'thomas_wolfe' Meaning


proportionateness

  • noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
    correspondence; commensurateness.

More 'proportionateness' Meaning


tease

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; annoyer.
  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; vamper; coquette; flirt; vamp.

More 'tease' Meaning


in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

More 'in' Meaning


baroness_dudevant

  • noun French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
    Sand; Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin; George Sand.

More 'baroness_dudevant' Meaning


rapprochement

  • noun the reestablishing of cordial relations
    reconciliation.

More 'rapprochement' Meaning


make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

More 'make' Meaning


thomas_hardy

  • noun English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    Hardy.

More 'thomas_hardy' Meaning


harmony

  • noun compatibility in opinion and action
    harmoniousness.
  • noun the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
    musical harmony.

More 'harmony' Meaning


james_thomas_harris

  • noun Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)
    Harris; Frank Harris.

More 'james_thomas_harris' Meaning


alice_b._toklas

  • noun United States writer remembered as the secretary and companion of Gertrude Stein (1877-1967)
    Toklas.

More 'alice_b._toklas' Meaning


oates

  • noun English conspirator who claimed that there was a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1649-1705)
    Titus Oates.
  • noun United States writer (born in 1938)
    Joyce Carol Oates.

More 'oates' Meaning


hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

More 'hand' Meaning


edwin_dubois_hayward

  • noun United States writer (1885-1940)
    Heyward; DuBois Heyward.

More 'edwin_dubois_hayward' Meaning


symmetrical

  • adjective having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
    symmetric.
  • adjective satellite exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
    harmonious; proportionate.

More 'symmetrical' Meaning


jane_doe

  • noun an unknown or fictitious woman who is a party to legal proceedings

More 'jane_doe' Meaning


kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

More 'kid' Meaning


emissary

  • noun someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
    envoy.

More 'emissary' Meaning


litigator

  • noun (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation
    litigant.
    • plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants

More 'litigator' Meaning


internuncio

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio

More 'internuncio' Meaning


paradigm

  • noun systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • noun a standard or typical example
    epitome; prototype; image.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father

More 'paradigm' Meaning


musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

More 'musical' Meaning


bugger

  • noun someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
    sodomist; sodomite; sod.
  • verb practice anal sex upon
    sodomize; sodomise.

More 'bugger' Meaning


appease

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb overcome or allay
    quell; stay.
    • quell my hunger

More 'appease' Meaning


russell

  • noun United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
    Charles Taze Russell.
  • noun English film director (born in 1927)
    Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell; Ken Russell.

More 'russell' Meaning


edgar_allan_poe

  • noun United States writer and poet (1809-1849)
    Poe.

More 'edgar_allan_poe' Meaning


repose

  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; rest; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool
  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; ataraxis; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

More 'repose' Meaning


assignee

  • noun (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)

More 'assignee' Meaning


lawrence_of_arabia

  • noun Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    Thomas Edward Lawrence; T. E. Lawrence; Lawrence.

More 'lawrence_of_arabia' Meaning


harmonise

  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded
  • verb write a harmony for
    harmonize.

More 'harmonise' Meaning


sir_henry_maxmilian_beerbohm

  • noun English writer and caricaturist (1872-1956)
    Beerbohm; Max Beerbohm.

More 'sir_henry_maxmilian_beerbohm' Meaning


a._conan_doyle

  • noun British author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930)
    Arthur Conan Doyle; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Conan Doyle.

More 'a._conan_doyle' Meaning


clive_staples_lewis

  • noun English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)
    Lewis; C. S. Lewis.

More 'clive_staples_lewis' Meaning


maurois

  • noun French writer best known for his biographies (1885-1967)
    Emile Herzog; Andre Maurois.

More 'maurois' Meaning


final_decision

  • noun a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment
    final judgment.

More 'final_decision' Meaning


ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

More 'ease' Meaning


mediator

  • noun a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
    intermediator; go-between; intercessor; intermediary.

More 'mediator' Meaning


character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

More 'character' Meaning


leonard

  • noun United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)
    Elmore Leonard; Elmore John Leonard; Dutch Leonard.

More 'leonard' Meaning


passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

More 'passive' Meaning


hay

  • noun grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
  • verb convert (plant material) into hay

More 'hay' Meaning


surliness

  • noun a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    irritability; biliousness; pettishness; snappishness; peevishness; temper.
    • his temper was well known to all his employees

More 'surliness' Meaning


frank_baum

  • noun United States writer of children's books (1856-1919)
    Baum; Lyman Frank Brown.

More 'frank_baum' Meaning


married_person

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    partner; spouse; mate; better half.

More 'married_person' Meaning


intermediation

  • noun the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
    mediation.

More 'intermediation' Meaning


white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

More 'white' Meaning


asimov

  • noun United States writer (born in Russia) noted for his science fiction (1920-1992)
    Isaac Asimov.

More 'asimov' Meaning


suavity

  • noun the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
    blandness; suaveness; smoothness.

More 'suavity' Meaning


james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

More 'james' Meaning


barthelme

  • noun United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989)
    Donald Barthelme.

More 'barthelme' Meaning


roberts

  • noun United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
    Richard J. Roberts; Richard John Roberts.
  • noun United States evangelist (born 1918)
    Oral Roberts.

More 'roberts' Meaning


discreet

  • adjective marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
    • his trusted discreet aide
    • a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace
  • adjective satellite unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
    discerning.
    • a discerning editor
    • a discreet silence

More 'discreet' Meaning


judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

More 'judge' Meaning


contrariness

  • noun deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    perverseness; perversity.
  • noun a fussy and eccentric disposition
    crotchetiness; grumpiness; crankiness.

More 'contrariness' Meaning


grass

  • noun narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
  • noun German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
    Gunter Grass; Gunter Wilhelm Grass.

More 'grass' Meaning


spark

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; flicker.
  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    sparkle; light; twinkle.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes

More 'spark' Meaning


emily_bronte

  • noun English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
    Bronte; Currer Bell; Emily Jane Bronte.

More 'emily_bronte' Meaning


lowry

  • noun English painter (1887-1976)
    Laurence Stephen Lowry; L. S. Lowry.
  • noun English novelist (1909-1957)
    Malcolm Lowry; Clarence Malcolm Lowry.

More 'lowry' Meaning


security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

More 'security' Meaning


john_henry_o'hara

  • noun United States writer (1905-1970)
    O'Hara.

More 'john_henry_o'hara' Meaning


officer

  • noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
    military officer.
    • an officer is responsible for the lives of his men
  • noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    officeholder.
    • he is an officer of the court
    • the club elected its officers for the coming year

More 'officer' Meaning


security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

More 'security' Meaning


francois_rene_chateaubriand

  • noun French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
    Vicomte de Chateaubriand; Chateaubriand.

More 'francois_rene_chateaubriand' Meaning


warren

  • noun United States writer and poet (1905-1989)
    Robert Penn Warren.
  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
    Earl Warren.

More 'warren' Meaning


conciliation

  • noun the state of manifesting goodwill and cooperation after being reconciled
    • there was a brief period of conciliation but the fighting soon resumed
  • noun any of various forms of mediation whereby disputes may be settled short of arbitration

More 'conciliation' Meaning


stereotype

  • noun a conventional or formulaic conception or image
    • regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding
  • verb treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
    stamp; pigeonhole.
    • I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European

More 'stereotype' Meaning


caldwell

  • noun United States author remembered for novels about poverty and degeneration (1903-1987)
    Erskine Preston Caldwell; Erskine Caldwell.

More 'caldwell' Meaning


jorge_luis_borges

  • noun Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
    Jorge Borges; Borges.

More 'jorge_luis_borges' Meaning


captive

  • noun a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
    prisoner.
  • noun an animal that is confined

More 'captive' Meaning


rile

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
    roil.

More 'rile' Meaning


hassle

  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother
  • noun disorderly fighting
    tussle; dogfight; scuffle; rough-and-tumble.

More 'hassle' Meaning


peacemaker

  • noun someone who tries to bring peace
    conciliator; reconciler; make-peace; pacifier.
  • noun a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute; used by United States troops in World War II and the Korean War
    Browning machine gun.

More 'peacemaker' Meaning


pain

  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    hurting.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension
  • noun emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
    painfulness.
    • the pain of loneliness

More 'pain' Meaning


hoffmann

  • noun Austrian architect known for his use of rectilinear units (1870-1956)
    Josef Hoffmann.
  • noun German chemist (1818-1892)
    August Wilhelm von Hoffmann.

More 'hoffmann' Meaning