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Word - rootword - affixes
pinaagi - paagi - ^in~
pi.na.a.gi. - 4 syllables

^in = pinaagi

pinaagi [pi.na.á.gi.] : through (adv.); thru (adv.)
paagi [pa.á.gi.] : device (n.); manner (n.); method (n.); mode (n.); procedure (n.); process (n.); scheme (n.); mean (v.)
agi [á.gi.] : course (n.); handwriting (n.); result (n.); track record (n.); wake (n.); pass (v.); trace (v.); undergo (v.)

Derivatives of paagi

adj. 1. done, through, through withhaving finished or arrived at completion.; "certain to make history before he's done"; "it's a done deed"; "after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up"; "almost through with his studies"
~ finishedended or brought to an end.; "are you finished?"; "gave me the finished manuscript"
adj. 2. through(of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes.; "a through street"; "a through bus"; "through traffic"
~ directdirect in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
adv. 3. throughfrom beginning to end.; "read this book through"
adv. 4. throughover the whole distance.; "this bus goes through to New York"
adv. 5. throughto completion.; "think this through very carefully!"
adv. 6. throughin diameter.; "this cylinder measures 15 inches through"
adv. 7. through, through and throughthroughout the entire extent.; "got soaked through in the rain"; "I'm frozen through"; "a letter shot through with the writer's personality"; "knew him through and through"; "boards rotten through and through"
n. (attribute)1. fashion, manner, mode, style, wayhow something is done or how it happens.; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
~ propertya basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class.; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
~ artistic style, idiomthe style of a particular artist or school or movement.; "an imaginative orchestral idiom"
~ drapethe manner in which fabric hangs or falls.; "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"
~ fitthe manner in which something fits.; "I admired the fit of her coat"
~ forma particular mode in which something is manifested.; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
~ life-style, life style, lifestyle, modus vivendia manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes.
~ setupthe way something is organized or arranged.; "it takes time to learn the setup around here"
~ signature, toucha distinguishing style.; "this room needs a woman's touch"
~ wisea way of doing or being.; "in no wise"; "in this wise"
~ responsethe manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals.
n. (attribute)2. manner, personal mannera way of acting or behaving.
~ demeanor, demeanour, deportment, behaviour, conduct, behavior(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people.
~ comportment, mien, bearing, presencedignified manner or conduct.
~ bedside mannermanner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient.
~ dandyism, foppishnessthe manner and dress of a fop or dandy.
~ gentleness, mildness, softnessacting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered.; "his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
~ formalness, formalitya manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies.; "the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention"
~ informalitya manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously.
~ good manners, courtesya courteous manner.
~ rudeness, discourtesya manner that is rude and insulting.
n. (cognition)3. mannera kind.; "what manner of man are you?"
~ kind, sort, form, varietya category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
n. (cognition)1. methoda way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps).
~ know-howthe (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something.
~ pedagogics, pedagogy, teaching methodthe principles and methods of instruction.
~ method of choicethe best method to achieve a desired result.
~ methodologythe system of methods followed in a particular discipline.
~ mnemonicsa method or system for improving the memory.
~ solutiona method for solving a problem.; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
~ system of rules, systema complex of methods or rules governing behavior.; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
~ techniquea practical method or art applied to some particular task.
~ technicolora trademarked method of making color motion pictures.
~ statistical method, statistical procedurea method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic.
~ wrinklea clever method of doing something (especially something new and different).
n. (act)2. method, method actingan acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed.
~ acting, performing, playacting, playingthe performance of a part or role in a drama.
n. (state)1. modea particular functioning condition or arrangement.; "switched from keyboard to voice mode"
~ condition, statusa state at a particular time.; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
n. (linkdef)2. modality, modea classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility.
~ logical relationa relation between propositions.
n. (linkdef)3. modality, mode, moodverb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
~ grammatical relationa linguistic relation established by grammar.
~ common mood, declarative, declarative mood, fact mood, indicative, indicative mooda mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact.
~ subjunctive, subjunctive mooda mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible.
~ optative, optative mooda mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs.
~ imperative, imperative form, imperative mood, jussive mooda mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior.
~ interrogative mood, interrogativesome linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood.
n. (communication)4. mode, musical modeany of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave.
~ diatonic scalea scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones.
~ church mode, ecclesiastical mode, gregorian mode, medieval modeany of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode.
~ greek modeany of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece.
~ major diatonic scale, major scalea diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th.
~ minor diatonic scale, minor scalea diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th.
n. (cognition)5. modal value, modethe most frequent value of a random variable.
~ statisticsa branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters.
~ average, norma statistic describing the location of a distribution.; "it set the norm for American homes"
n. (act)1. procedure, processa particular course of action intended to achieve a result.; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
~ bertillon systema system or procedure for identifying persons.
~ fingerprintingthe procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification.
~ genetic fingerprinting, genetic profilingthe procedure of analyzing the DNA in samples of a person's body tissue or body fluid for the purpose of identification.
~ diagnostic procedure, diagnostic techniquea procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis.
~ emergency procedure(medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency).
~ experimental procedurethe specific techniques used in conducting a particular experiment.
~ activityany specific behavior.; "they avoided all recreational activity"
~ calculation, computation, computingthe procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods.
~ medical procedurea procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners.
~ chromosome mapping, mapping(genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome.
~ operating procedurea procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation.
~ stiffeningthe act of becoming stiff.; "stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance"
~ indirectionindirect procedure or action.; "he tried to find out by indirection"
~ rigamarole, rigmarolea long and complicated and confusing procedure.; "all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time"
~ modus operandi, routinean unvarying or habitual method or procedure.
~ experimental condition, conditionthe procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition.
~ formula, rule(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems.; "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
n. (act)2. operation, procedurea process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work.; "the operations in building a house"; "certain machine tool operations"
~ workactivity directed toward making or doing something.; "she checked several points needing further work"
n. (communication)3. function, procedure, routine, subprogram, subroutinea set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program.
~ computer software, software, software package, software program, software system, package(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory.; "the market for software is expected to expand"
~ computer program, computer programme, programme, program(computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute.; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
~ cataloged procedurea set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name.
~ contingency procedurean alternative to the normal procedure; triggered if an unusual but anticipated situation arises.
~ library routinea debugged routine that is maintained in a program library.
~ random number generatora routine designed to yield a random number.
~ recursive routinea routine that can call itself.
~ reusable routinea routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly.
~ executive routine, supervisory routinea routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines.
~ tracing routinea routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program.
~ service routine, utility routinea routine that can be used as needed.
n. (act)4. procedurea mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings.
~ bureaucratic procedure, red tapeneedlessly time-consuming procedure.
~ objection(law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality.
~ legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked.
n. (cognition)1. cognitive operation, cognitive process, mental process, operation, process(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents.; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
~ cognition, knowledge, noesisthe psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning.
~ basic cognitive processcognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge.
~ higher cognitive processcognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use.
~ psychological science, psychologythe science of mental life.
n. (communication)2. process, summonsa writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant.
~ judicial writ, writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer.
~ citationa summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding.
~ process of monition, monitiona summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted.
~ ticketa summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation).
~ law, jurisprudencethe collection of rules imposed by authority.; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
n. (cognition)3. process, unconscious processa mental process that you are not directly aware of.; "the process of denial"
~ cognition, knowledge, noesisthe psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning.
~ sleep talking, somniloquism, somniloquyuttering speech while asleep.
~ condensation(psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams.
~ defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.
n. (body)4. appendage, outgrowth, processa natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant.; "a bony process"
~ hornone of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates.
~ hornany hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn.
~ cresta showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal.
~ pseudopod, pseudopodiumtemporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion.
~ flagelluma lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa).
~ haira filamentous projection or process on an organism.
~ cirrusa slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects; often tactile.
~ spinea sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin.
~ aculeasmall spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects.
~ stylea slender bristlelike or tubular process.; "a cartilaginous style"
~ villusa minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane.
~ tailthe posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.
~ fetlockprojection behind and above a horse's hoof.
~ tentacleany of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion.
~ aristabristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies.
~ body partany part of an organism such as an organ or extremity.
~ acromial process, acromionthe outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade.
~ alaa flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.; "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"
~ alveolar archthe part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set.
~ alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridgea ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth.
~ acrosomea process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg.
~ caruncle, carunculaan outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds.
~ condylea round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone.
~ coronoid process, processus coronoideusa sharp triangular process projecting from a bone.
~ epicondylea projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments.
~ fimbriathin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube).
~ apophysis(anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra.
~ spicule, spiculumsmall pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals.
~ osteophytesmall abnormal bony outgrowth.
~ papillaa small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather.
~ papillaa small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell.; "the papillae of the tongue"
~ cecal appendage, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, appendixa vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch.
~ mastoid, mastoid bone, mastoid process, mastoidalprocess of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull.
~ styloid processextends from the base of the temporal bone.
~ pterygoid processtwo bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone.
~ tuberosity, eminence, tuberclea protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament.
~ zygomatic processa slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch.
~ trochanterone of the bony prominences developed near the upper extremity of the femur to which muscles are attached.
~ transverse processone of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs.
~ odontoid processa toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck.
~ metaphysisthe growing part of a long bone between the diaphysis and the epiphysis.
~ olecranon, olecranon processprocess of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended.
~ ridgeany long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane.
~ excrescence(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body.
~ papilla(botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf.
~ plant process, enationa natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ.
n. (tops)5. physical process, processa sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states.; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
~ physical entityan entity that has physical existence.
~ phenomenonany state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning.
~ chelation(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning.
~ dealignmenta process whereby voters are moved toward nonpartisanship thus weakening the structure of political parties.
~ decrease, decrementa process of becoming smaller or shorter.
~ degeneration, devolutionthe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality.
~ evolution, developmenta process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage).; "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
~ economic processany process affecting the production and development and management of material wealth.
~ encapsulationthe process of enclosing (as in a capsule).
~ instruction execution, execution(computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer.
~ human processa process in which human beings are involved.
~ increment, growth, increasea process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important.; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
~ industrial processa systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something.
~ irreversible processany process that is not reversible.
~ looping, iteration(computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained.; "the solution is obtained by iteration"
~ iteration, loop(computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated.; "the solution took hundreds of iterations"
~ natural action, natural process, action, activitya process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).; "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
~ functioning, performance, operationprocess or manner of functioning or operating.; "the power of its engine determines its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
~ biological process, organic processa process occurring in living organisms.
~ photographythe process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces.
~ processingpreparing or putting through a prescribed procedure.; "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"
~ reversible processany process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed.
~ sensitisation, sensitization(psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations).
~ defining, shapingany process serving to define the shape of something.
~ variationthe process of varying or being varied.
v. (change)6. process, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition.; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals"; "treat an oil spill"
~ propagatecause to propagate, as by grafting or layering.
~ affect, bear upon, bear on, impact, touch on, touchhave an effect upon.; "Will the new rules affect me?"
~ iodise, iodizetreat with iodine.; "iodize salt"
~ nitratetreat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate.; "nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol"
~ tanktreat in a tank.; "tank animal refuse"
~ oxygenate, aerate, oxygenise, oxygenizeimpregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen.; "oxygenate blood"
~ mercerise, mercerizetreat to strengthen and improve the luster.; "mercerize cotton"
~ malttreat with malt or malt extract.; "malt beer"
~ fluoridate, fluoridise, fluoridizesubject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride.; "fluoridized water"; "fluoridize the teeth of children"
~ creosotetreat with creosote.; "creosoted wood"
~ chlorinatetreat or combine with chlorine.; "chlorinated water"
~ carbonatetreat with carbon dioxide.; "Carbonated soft drinks"
~ camphoratetreat with camphor.
~ bromate, brominatetreat with bromine.
~ ammoniatetreat with ammonia.
~ irradiate, rayexpose to radiation.; "irradiate food"
~ scaldtreat with boiling water.; "scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"
~ refinetreat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition.; "refine paper stock"; "refine pig iron"; "refine oil"
~ nitrogenise, nitrogenize, nitrifytreat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound.
~ reverberatetreat, process, heat, melt, or refine in a reverberatory furnace.; "reverberate ore"
~ currytreat by incorporating fat.; "curry tanned leather"
~ seedsprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain.; "seed clouds"
~ dosetreat with an agent; add (an agent) to.; "The ray dosed the paint"
~ sulfur, sulphurtreat with sulphur in order to preserve.; "These dried fruits are sulphured"
~ vulcanise, vulcanizesubject to vulcanization.; "vulcanized rubber"
~ chrometreat with a chromium compound.
~ bituminise, bituminizetreat with bitumen.
~ agenise, agenizeage or bleach flour with Agene (nitrogen trichloride).
~ runcause to perform.; "run a subject"; "run a process"
~ carboxylatetreat (a chemical compound) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid.
~ beneficiateprocess (ores or other raw materials), as by reduction.
~ digestconvert food into absorbable substances.; "I cannot digest milk products"
~ fumigate, fumetreat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests.
~ air-conditioncontrol the humidity and temperature of.; "The room was cool because it had been air-conditioned"
v. (social)7. processdeal with in a routine way.; "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
~ handle, manage, care, dealbe in charge of, act on, or dispose of.; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
v. (cognition)8. processperform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information.; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
~ calculate, compute, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work outmake a mathematical calculation or computation.
v. (social)9. action, litigate, process, sueinstitute legal proceedings against; file a suit against.; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
~ challengeissue a challenge to.; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match"
~ expediteprocess fast and efficiently.; "I will try to expedite the matter"
~ litigateengage in legal proceedings.
v. (motion)10. march, processmarch in a procession.; "They processed into the dining room"
~ walkuse one's feet to advance; advance by steps.; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
~ fileproceed in line.; "The students filed into the classroom"
~ promenade, troop, parademarch in a procession.; "the veterans paraded down the street"
~ goose stepmarch in a military fashion.
~ countermarchmarch back along the same way.
~ debouch, march outmarch out (as from a defile) into open ground.; "The regiments debouched from the valley"
v. (creation)11. process, work, work onshape, form, or improve a material.; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
~ transform, transmute, transubstantiatechange or alter in form, appearance, or nature.; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
~ shape, mould, mold, form, forge, workmake something, usually for a specific function.; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
~ hot-workroll, press, forge, or shape (metal) while hot.
~ cold work, coldworkshape (metal) without heat.
~ overworkuse too much.; "This play has been overworked"
~ make over, retread, reworkuse again in altered form.; "retread an old plot"
~ rackwork on a rack.; "rack leather"
~ toolwork with a tool.
~ tillwork land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation.; "till the soil"
v. (contact)12. process, serve, swear outdeliver a warrant or summons to someone.; "He was processed by the sheriff"
~ subpoenaserve or summon with a subpoena.; "The witness and her records were subpoenaed"
~ wash, rinseclean with some chemical process.
~ deliverbring to a destination, make a delivery.; "our local super market delivers"
n. (cognition)1. scheme, strategyan elaborate and systematic plan of action.
~ plan of actiona plan for actively doing something.
~ dodge, stratagem, contrivancean elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade.; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
~ counterterrorisma strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism.
~ game plan(sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport.
~ game plan(figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs.; "newscasters speculated about the President's game plan for an invasion"
~ house of cards, bubblea speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control.; "his proposal was nothing but a house of cards"; "a real estate bubble"
~ playbooka scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign.; "they borrowed a page from the playbook of the opposition"
~ plot, secret plan, gamea secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal).; "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
~ pyramid schemea fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in.
~ waiting gamea strategy of delay.
~ wheeze(Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick.; "a clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat"
~ incentive program, incentive schemea formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something.
n. (communication)2. dodge, dodging, schemea statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.
~ falsehood, untruth, falsitya false statement.
n. (group)3. scheme, systema group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
~ group, groupingany number of entities (members) considered as a unit.
~ language systema system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language.
~ judicatory, judicial system, judicature, judiciarythe system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government.
~ economic system, economythe system of production and distribution and consumption.
~ ecosystema system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment.
~ hierarchya series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system.; "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"
~ social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structurethe people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships.; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
~ dragneta system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals).; "caught in the police dragnet"
~ machinerya system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions.; "the complex machinery of negotiation"; "the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order"
~ network, weban interconnected system of things or people.; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth"
~ nonlinear systema system whose performance cannot be described by equations of the first degree.
~ subsystema system that is part of some larger system.
~ organisma system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body.; "the social organism"
~ syntaxa systematic orderly arrangement.
~ bodya collection of particulars considered as a system.; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
~ shebangan entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'.
~ solar systemthe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field.
~ water systema river and all of its tributaries.
~ root system, rootagea developed system of roots.
n. (cognition)4. schema, schemean internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world.
~ internal representation, mental representation, representationa presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image.
n. (cognition)5. outline, schema, schemea schematic or preliminary plan.
~ plan, program, programmea series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished.; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
v. (cognition)6. connive, intrigue, schemeform intrigues (for) in an underhand manner.
~ plotplan secretly, usually something illegal.; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"
v. (cognition)7. schemedevise a system or form a scheme for.
~ planmake plans for something.; "He is planning a trip with his family"
n. (cognition)1. mean, mean valuean average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n.
~ statisticsa branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters.
~ average, norma statistic describing the location of a distribution.; "it set the norm for American homes"
~ arithmetic mean, expected value, first moment, expectationthe sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values.
~ geometric meanthe mean of n numbers expressed as the n-th root of their product.
~ harmonic meanthe mean of n numbers expressed as the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals of the numbers.
v. (communication)2. intend, meanmean or intend to express or convey.; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
~ stand for, symbolize, represent, symbolise, typifyexpress indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol.; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
~ conveymake known; pass on, of information.; "She conveyed the message to me"
~ signifyconvey or express a meaning.; "These words mean nothing to me!"; "What does his strange behavior signify?"
~ spell, importindicate or signify.; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
~ aimdirect (a remark) toward an intended goal.; "She wanted to aim a pun"
~ aim, drive, getmove into a desired direction of discourse.; "What are you driving at?"
v. (stative)3. entail, imply, meanhave as a logical consequence.; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"
~ necessitatecause to be a concomitant.
v. (communication)4. intend, mean, signify, stand fordenote or connote.; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
~ denote, referhave as a meaning.; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
~ signifyconvey or express a meaning.; "These words mean nothing to me!"; "What does his strange behavior signify?"
v. (cognition)5. intend, mean, thinkhave in mind as a purpose.; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
~ designintend or have as a purpose.; "She designed to go far in the world of business"
~ be after, planhave the will and intention to carry out some action.; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
~ purpose, aim, purport, proposepropose or intend.; "I aim to arrive at noon"
v. (stative)6. meanhave a specified degree of importance.; "My ex-husband means nothing to me"; "Happiness means everything"
v. (cognition)7. have in mind, mean, think ofintend to refer to.; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
~ associate, colligate, link, relate, connect, tie in, link upmake a logical or causal connection.; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
~ cite, mention, refer, advert, name, bring upmake reference to.; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
v. (cognition)8. meandestine or designate for a certain purpose.; "These flowers were meant for you"
~ destine, intend, designate, specifydesign or destine.; "She was intended to become the director"
adj. 9. average, meanapproximating the statistical norm or average or expected value.; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the mean annual rainfall"
~ statisticsa branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters.
~ normalconforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal.; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"
adj. 10. hateful, meancharacterized by malice.; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"
~ nasty, awfuloffensive or even (of persons) malicious.; "in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"
adj. 11. base, mean, meanspiritedhaving or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality.; "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
~ ignoblecompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose.; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"
adj. 12. meanexcellent.; "famous for a mean backhand"
~ argot, jargon, lingo, patois, vernacular, slang, canta characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves).; "they don't speak our lingo"
~ skilledhaving or showing or requiring special skill.; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"
adj. 13. beggarly, meanmarked by poverty befitting a beggar.; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"
~ poorcharacterized by or indicating poverty.; "the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town"
adj. 14. mean, mingy, miserly, tight(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity.; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
~ stingy, ungenerousunwilling to spend.; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
adj. 15. beggarly, mean(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt.
~ stingy, ungenerousunwilling to spend.; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
adj. 16. bastardly, meanof no value or worth.; "I was caught in the bastardly traffic"
~ contemptibledeserving of contempt or scorn.
n. (communication)1. hand, handwriting, scriptsomething written by hand.; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
~ handwritingthe activity of writing by hand.; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"
~ shorthand, stenography, tachygraphya method of writing rapidly.
~ cursive, cursive script, longhand, running handrapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper.
~ writingletters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language.; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
~ calligraphy, chirography, penmanshipbeautiful handwriting.
~ cacography, scrawl, scribble, scratchpoor handwriting.
n. (act)2. handwritingthe activity of writing by hand.; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"
~ committal to writing, writingthe activity of putting something in written form.; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
~ stenographythe act or art of writing in shorthand.; "stenography is no longer a marketable skill"
~ subscriptionthe act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document).; "the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"
~ legibility, readabilitya quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read.
~ illegibilitythe quality of writing (print or handwriting) that cannot be deciphered.
~ handwriting, script, handsomething written by hand.; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
~ left-slanting, backhand(of handwriting) having the letters slanting backward.
n. (phenomenon)1. consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshota phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon.; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
~ phenomenonany state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning.
~ offspring, materialisation, materializationsomething that comes into existence as a result.; "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
~ aftereffectany result that follows its cause after an interval.
~ aftermath, wake, backwashthe consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event).; "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
~ bandwagon effectthe phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity.; "in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity"; "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"
~ brisancethe shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion.
~ butterfly effectthe phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago.
~ by-product, byproducta secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence.
~ changethe result of alteration or modification.; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
~ coattails effect(politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party.; "he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"
~ coriolis effect(physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere.
~ dentan appreciable consequence (especially a lessening).; "it made a dent in my bank account"
~ domino effectthe consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall).
~ harvestthe consequence of an effort or activity.; "they gathered a harvest of examples"; "a harvest of love"
~ wallop, impacta forceful consequence; a strong effect.; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"
~ influencethe effect of one thing (or person) on another.; "the influence of mechanical action"
~ knock-on effecta secondary or incidental effect.
~ offshoot, outgrowth, branch, offseta natural consequence of development.
~ producta consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances.; "skill is the product of hours of practice"; "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"
~ placebo effectany effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs.
~ position effect(genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome.
~ repercussion, reverberationa remote or indirect consequence of some action.; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
~ responsea result.; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
~ fallout, side effectany adverse and unwanted secondary effect.; "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
~ spillover(economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure.
n. (communication)2. answer, resolution, result, solution, solventa statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem.; "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
~ statementa message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc.; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
~ denouementthe final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work.
n. (event)3. final result, outcome, result, resultant, terminationsomething that results.; "he listened for the results on the radio"
~ conclusion, ending, finishevent whose occurrence ends something.; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
~ denouementthe outcome of a complex sequence of events.
~ dealthe type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement).; "he got a good deal on his car"
~ decisionthe outcome of a game or contest.; "the team dropped three decisions in a row"
~ decision(boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred.; "had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
~ aftermath, consequencethe outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual.
~ just deserts, poetic justicean outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically).
~ separationthe termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal).
~ sequel, subsequencesomething that follows something else.
~ worstthe least favorable outcome.; "the worst that could happen"
n. (communication)4. result, resultant rolethe semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause.
~ participant role, semantic role(linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause.
v. (stative)5. ensue, resultissue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end.; "result in tragedy"
~ comehappen as a result.; "Nothing good will come of this"
~ prove, turn out, turn upbe shown or be found to be.; "She proved to be right"; "The medicine turned out to save her life"; "She turned up HIV positive"
~ be due, flow frombe the result of.
~ fall out, followcome as a logical consequence; follow logically.; "It follows that your assertion is false"; "the theorem falls out nicely"
~ come after, followcome after in time, as a result.; "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"
v. (stative)6. lead, leave, resulthave as a result or residue.; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
~ give rise, bring about, producecause to happen, occur or exist.; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"
~ leadtend to or result in.; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
~ leaveact or be so as to become in a specified state.; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"
~ leavehave left or have as a remainder.; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
v. (change)7. resultcome about or follow as a consequence.; "nothing will result from this meeting"
~ come about, hap, happen, occur, take place, go on, fall out, pass off, passcome to pass.; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
track record
n. (act)1. track recordthe fastest time ever recorded for a specific distance at a particular racetrack.; "the track record for the mile and a half at Belmont is 2 minutes 24 seconds held by Secretariat since 1973"
~ recordan extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport).; "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record"
n. (act)2. record, track recordthe sum of recognized accomplishments.; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president"
~ accomplishment, achievementthe action of accomplishing something.
n. (phenomenon)1. aftermath, backwash, wakethe consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event).; "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
~ consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issuea phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon.; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
n. (location)2. wake, wake islandan island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii.
~ battle of wake, battle of wake islandin December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines.
~ islanda land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water.
~ pacific, pacific oceanthe largest ocean in the world.
n. (event)3. backwash, wakethe wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward.; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
~ moving ridge, waveone of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water).
n. (act)4. viewing, wakea vigil held over a corpse the night before burial.; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
~ vigil, watchthe rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival).
v. (body)5. wakebe awake, be alert, be there.
~ sit up, stay upnot go to bed.; "Don't stay up so late--you have to go to work tomorrow"; "We sat up all night to watch the election"
v. (body)6. arouse, awake, awaken, come alive, wake, wake up, wakenstop sleeping.; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
~ catch some z's, kip, log z's, sleep, slumberbe asleep.
~ change state, turnundergo a transformation or a change of position or action.; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
v. (emotion)7. fire up, heat, ignite, inflame, stir up, wakearouse or excite feelings and passions.; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
~ arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raisecall forth (emotions, feelings, and responses).; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
~ fermentwork up into agitation or excitement.; "Islam is fermenting Africa"
v. (communication)8. wakemake aware of.; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
~ alert, alarmwarn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness.; "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"
v. (body)9. arouse, awaken, rouse, wake, wake up, wakencause to become awake or conscious.; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
~ reawakenawaken once again.
~ bring to, bring back, bring round, bring aroundreturn to consciousness.; "These pictures bring back sad memories"
~ callrouse somebody from sleep with a call.; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
~ alter, change, modifycause to change; make different; cause a transformation.; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
n. (act)1. base on balls, pass, walk(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls.; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
~ accomplishment, achievementthe action of accomplishing something.
~ baseball, baseball gamea ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs.; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
n. (time)2. pass(military) a written leave of absence.; "he had a pass for three days"
~ armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machinethe military forces of a nation.; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
~ leave, leave of absencethe period of time during which you are absent from work or duty.; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
n. (act)3. pass, passing, passing game, passing play(American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate.; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
~ american football, american football gamea game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays.
~ football play(American football) a play by the offensive team.
~ aerial, forward passa pass to a receiver downfield from the passer.
~ lateral, lateral passa pass to a receiver upfield from the passer.
~ spot passa pass to a designated spot on the field; the receiver should arrive at that spot the same time the ball does.
n. (object)4. mountain pass, notch, passthe location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks.; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
~ locationa point or extent in space.
~ brenner passan Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions.
~ col, gapa pass between mountain peaks.
~ cumberland gapa pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west.
~ defile, gorgea narrow pass (especially one between mountains).
~ donner passa mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died.
~ khyber passa mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India.
~ chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range of mountains, range, chaina series of hills or mountains.; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"
~ saddleback, saddlea pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle).
n. (communication)5. pass, passportany authorization to pass or go somewhere.; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
~ permissionapproval to do something.; "he asked permission to leave"
~ safe-conduct, safeguarda document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war.
n. (communication)6. laissez passer, passa document indicating permission to do something without restrictions.; "the media representatives had special passes"
~ permissionapproval to do something.; "he asked permission to leave"
~ boarding card, boarding passa pass that allows you to board a ship or plane.
~ hall passwritten permission from a teacher for a student to be out the classroom and in the halls of the school.
~ ticket-of-leavea permit formerly given to convicts allowing them to leave prison under specific restrictions.
n. (act)7. passa flight or run by an aircraft over a target.; "the plane turned to make a second pass"
~ flying, flightan instance of traveling by air.; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
n. (state)8. pass, strait, straitsa bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.
~ desperate straits, dire straitsa state of extreme distress.
~ situationa complex or critical or unusual difficulty.; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
n. (event)9. head, pass, straitsa difficult juncture.; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
~ juncture, occasionan event that occurs at a critical time.; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
n. (event)10. passone complete cycle of operations (as by a computer).; "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
~ computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing systema machine for performing calculations automatically.
~ oscillation, cyclea single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon.; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
n. (communication)11. bye, passyou advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent.; "he had a bye in the first round"
~ conceding, concession, yieldingthe act of conceding or yielding.
n. (communication)12. liberty chit, passa permit to enter or leave a military installation.; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
~ license, permit, licencea legal document giving official permission to do something.
~ armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machinethe military forces of a nation.; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
n. (communication)13. passa complimentary ticket.; "the star got passes for his family"
~ ticketa commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment).
n. (act)14. crack, fling, go, offer, pass, whirla usually brief attempt.; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
~ attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavourearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
n. (act)15. flip, pass, toss(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team.; "the pass was fumbled"
~ throwthe act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist).; "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
~ centering, snap(American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back.; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"
~ athletics, sportan active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition.
n. (act)16. pass, passing, qualifyingsuccess in satisfying a test or requirement.; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
~ successan attainment that is successful.; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
v. (motion)17. go across, go through, passgo across or through.; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
~ break through, crackpass through (a barrier).; "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"
~ squeak through, squeak byescape.; "She squeaked by me"
~ go, locomote, move, travelchange location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
~ transitpass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place).; "The comet will transit on September 11"
~ cross, cut across, cut through, get over, traverse, get across, pass over, track, covertravel across or pass over.; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
~ pass through, infiltratepass through an enemy line; in a military conflict.
~ runcover by running; run a certain distance.; "She ran 10 miles that day"
~ move through, pass across, pass through, transit, pass overmake a passage or journey from one place to another.; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;"; "Some travelers pass through the desert"
~ cutpass directly and often in haste.; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
~ crashmove violently as through a barrier.; "The terrorists crashed the gate"
~ musclemake one's way by force.; "He muscled his way into the office"
~ overstep, transgress, trespasspass beyond (limits or boundaries).
~ negotiate, negociatesucceed in passing through, around, or over.; "The hiker negociated the high mountain pass"
~ lockpass by means through a lock in a waterway.
~ work, makeproceed along a path.; "work one's way through the crowd"; "make one's way into the forest"
~ cyclepass through a cycle.; "This machine automatically cycles"
~ blunder, fumblemake one's way clumsily or blindly.; "He fumbled towards the door"
v. (motion)18. go by, go past, pass, pass by, surpass, travel bymove past.; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
~ go, locomote, move, travelchange location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
~ skirtpass around or about; move along the border.; "The boat skirted the coast"
~ run bypass by while running.; "We watched children were running by"
~ fly bypass by while flying.; "An enemy plane flew by"
~ whisk by, zip by, fly bymove by very quickly.
v. (social)19. legislate, passmake laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation.; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
~ enact, ordainorder by virtue of superior authority; decree.; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
v. (motion)20. elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip bypass by.; "three years elapsed"
~ advance, march on, move on, progress, go on, pass onmove forward, also in the metaphorical sense.; "Time marches on"
~ fell, vanish, flypass away rapidly.; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
v. (possession)21. give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn overplace into the hands or custody of.; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
~ giveleave with; give temporarily.; "Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?"; "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"
~ transfercause to change ownership.; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
~ sneak, slippass on stealthily.; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
~ dealgive (a specific card) to a player.; "He dealt me the Queen of Spades"
~ fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, turn in, deliver, renderto surrender someone or something to another.; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"
~ relinquish, resign, give up, release, freepart with a possession or right.; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
~ entrust, intrust, confide, commit, trustconfer a trust upon.; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
~ entrust, leaveput into the care or protection of someone.; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care"
v. (stative)22. extend, go, lead, pass, runstretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
~ beoccupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.; "Where is my umbrella?"; "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
~ comeextend or reach.; "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"
~ ray, radiateextend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center.; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"
~ range, runchange or be different within limits.; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull"
~ go deep, go farextend in importance or range.; "His accomplishments go far"
v. (motion)23. overhaul, overtake, passtravel past.; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
~ advance, march on, move on, progress, go on, pass onmove forward, also in the metaphorical sense.; "Time marches on"
~ get bypass or move in front of.; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
~ top, clearpass by, over, or under without making contact.; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
v. (change)24. come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take placecome to pass.; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
~ recrudesce, develop, breakhappen.; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
~ come up, ariseresult or issue.; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
~ resultcome about or follow as a consequence.; "nothing will result from this meeting"
~ interveneoccur between other event or between certain points of time.; "the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
~ transpirecome about, happen, or occur.; "Several important events transpired last week"
~ giveoccur.; "what gives?"
~ operatehappen.; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
~ supervenetake place as an additional or unexpected development.
~ proceed, gofollow a certain course.; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
~ comecome to pass; arrive, as in due course.; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June"
~ falloccur at a specified time or place.; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
~ anticipatebe a forerunner of or occur earlier than.; "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
~ developbe gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest.; "The plot developed slowly"
~ recur, repeathappen or occur again.; "This is a recurring story"
~ come off, go over, go offhappen in a particular manner.; "how did your talk go over?"
~ roll around, come aroundhappen regularly.; "Christmas rolled around again"
~ materialise, materialize, happencome into being; become reality.; "Her dream really materialized"
~ bechance, befall, happenhappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance.; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell"
~ bechance, befall, betidebecome of; happen to.; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
~ coincide, concurhappen simultaneously.; "The two events coincided"
~ backfire, backlash, recoilcome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect.; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
~ chancebe the case by chance.; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
~ breakhappen or take place.; "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"
~ fall, shine, striketouch or seem as if touching visually or audibly.; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
~ turn outprove to be in the result or end.; "It turns out that he was right"
~ contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronizehappen at the same time.
v. (social)25. clear, passgo unchallenged; be approved.; "The bill cleared the House"
~ clearpass an inspection or receive authorization.; "clear customs"
~ bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, come through, winattain success or reach a desired goal.; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
v. (stative)26. pass, spendpass time in a specific way.; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"
~ soldierserve as a soldier in the military.
~ slumspend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure; usage considered condescending and insensitive.; "attending a motion picture show by the upper class was considered sluming in the early 20th century"
~ weekendspend the weekend.
~ holiday, vacationspend or take a vacation.
~ serve, dospend time in prison or in a labor camp.; "He did six years for embezzlement"
~ while away, get throughspend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time.
~ sojournspend a certain length of time; reside temporarily.
~ overwinter, winterspend the winter.; "We wintered on the Riviera"; "Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"
~ summerspend the summer.; "We summered in Kashmir"
v. (contact)27. draw, guide, pass, runpass over, across, or through.; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
~ rubmove over something with pressure.; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
~ string, thread, drawthread on or as if on a string.; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
~ threadpass through or into.; "thread tape"; "thread film"
~ threadpass a thread through.; "thread a needle"
~ lead, runcause something to pass or lead somewhere.; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
v. (communication)28. communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put acrosstransmit information.; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
~ implant, plantput firmly in the mind.; "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
~ send a messagegive or constitute a signal, not necessarily verbally.; "The lack of good teachers sends a strong message to all parents in the community"
~ relaypass along.; "Please relay the news to the villagers"
~ get across, put overcommunicate successfully.; "I couldn't get across the message"; "He put over the idea very well"
~ call for, request, bespeak, questexpress the need or desire for; ask for.; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
~ receipt, acknowledgereport the receipt of.; "The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"
~ carrypass on a communication.; "The news was carried to every village in the province"
~ render, deliver, returnpass down.; "render a verdict"; "deliver a judgment"
~ messagesend as a message.; "She messaged the final report by fax"
~ messagesend a message to.; "She messaged the committee"
~ transmit, communicate, conveytransfer to another.; "communicate a disease"
v. (change)29. blow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass, pass offdisappear gradually.; "The pain eventually passed off"
~ disappear, vanish, go awayget lost, as without warning or explanation.; "He disappeared without a trace"
v. (social)30. make it, passgo successfully through a test or a selection process.; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
~ ace, breeze through, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through, nailsucceed at easily.; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
~ bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, come through, winattain success or reach a desired goal.; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
v. (stative)31. exceed, go past, overstep, pass, top, transcendbe superior or better than some standard.; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
~ excel, surpass, stand outdistinguish oneself.; "She excelled in math"
v. (social)32. passaccept or judge as acceptable.; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
~ pass judgment, evaluate, judgeform a critical opinion of.; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?"; "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
~ make it, passgo successfully through a test or a selection process.; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
v. (social)33. passallow to go without comment or censure.; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
~ allow, let, permitmake it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen.; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
v. (possession)34. passtransfer to another; of rights or property.; "Our house passed under his official control"
~ changeundergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
v. (motion)35. lapse, pass, sinkpass into a specified state or condition.; "He sank into nirvana"
~ movego or proceed from one point to another.; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
v. (possession)36. passthrow (a ball) to another player.; "Smith passed"
~ throwpropel through the air.; "throw a frisbee"
v. (possession)37. devolve, fall, pass, returnbe inherited by.; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
~ change hands, change ownersbe transferred to another owner.; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year"
~ light, fallfall to somebody by assignment or lot.; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
~ accrue, fallcome into the possession of.; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
v. (motion)38. make pass, passcause to pass.; "She passed around the plates"
~ go across, pass, go throughgo across or through.; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
~ cyclecause to go through a recurring sequence.; "cycle the laundry in this washing program"
~ pass offcause to be circulated and accepted in a false character or identity.; "She passed the glass off as diamonds"; "He passed himself off as a secret agent"
~ pass throughcause to move through.; "Pass a chemical through a solution"
~ lead, runcause something to pass or lead somewhere.; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
v. (communication)39. authorise, authorize, clear, passgrant authorization or clearance for.; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
~ countenance, permit, allow, letconsent to, give permission.; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
~ approbateapprove or sanction officially.
~ certificateauthorize by certificate.
~ approve, o.k., okay, sanctiongive sanction to.; "I approve of his educational policies"
~ declareauthorize payments of.; "declare dividends"
~ licence, license, certifyauthorize officially.; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
~ commissioncharge with a task.
~ validate, formalise, formalizedeclare or make legally valid.
v. (change)40. buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff itpass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life.; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
~ abortcease development, die, and be aborted.; "an aborting fetus"
~ change state, turnundergo a transformation or a change of position or action.; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
~ asphyxiate, stifle, suffocatebe asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen.; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
~ buy it, pip outbe killed or die.
~ drowndie from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating.; "The child drowned in the lake"
~ predeceasedie before; die earlier than.; "She predeceased her husband"
~ conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, gostop operating or functioning.; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
~ starve, famishdie of food deprivation.; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
~ diesuffer or face the pain of death.; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
~ falldie, as in battle or in a hunt.; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
~ succumb, yieldbe fatally overwhelmed.
v. (body)41. egest, eliminate, excrete, passeliminate from the body.; "Pass a kidney stone"
~ perspire, sudate, sweatexcrete perspiration through the pores in the skin.; "Exercise makes one sweat"
~ exudate, exude, ooze out, transude, oozerelease (a liquid) in drops or small quantities.; "exude sweat through the pores"
~ make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piss, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, wee, wee-wee, piddle, urinate, puddle, makeeliminate urine.; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
~ urinatepass after the manner of urine.; "The sick men urinated blood"
~ void, empty, evacuateexcrete or discharge from the body.
~ ca-ca, crap, defecate, take a crap, take a shit, shit, stool, makehave a bowel movement.; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
~ barf, be sick, puke, regorge, retch, sick, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up, cat, disgorge, spue, spew, chuck, honk, regurgitate, purge, casteject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
~ eject, expel, exhaust, release, dischargeeliminate (a substance).; "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
adj. 42. pass, passingof advancing the ball by throwing it.; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
~ football, football gameany of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal.
n. (quantity)1. hint, suggestion, tracea just detectable amount.; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
~ small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantityan indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude.
~ sparka small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger.; "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"
n. (communication)2. shadow, tincture, trace, vestigean indication that something has been present.; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
~ footprinta trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important.; "the footprints of an earlier civilization"
~ indicant, indicationsomething that serves to indicate or suggest.; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
n. (communication)3. ghost, touch, tracea suggestion of some quality.; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
~ proffer, proposition, suggestiona proposal offered for acceptance or rejection.; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
n. (artifact)4. trace, tracinga drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image.
~ drawinga representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines.; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
n. (artifact)5. traceeither of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree.
~ harnessstable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart.
~ linesomething (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible.; "a washing line"
n. (communication)6. tracea visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle.
~ print, marka visible indication made on a surface.; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
v. (cognition)7. follow, tracefollow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something.; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba"; "trace the student's progress"
~ keep abreast, keep up, followkeep informed.; "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"
~ analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvasconsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning.; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
~ keep an eye on, watch over, watch, observe, followfollow with the eyes or the mind.; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
v. (contact)8. delineate, describe, draw, line, tracemake a mark or lines on a surface.; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
~ markmake or leave a mark on.; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
~ constructdraw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions.; "construct an equilateral triangle"
~ inscribedraw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible.
~ circumscribedraw a line around.; "He drew a circle around the points"
~ circumscribeto draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect.
~ drawengage in drawing.; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
~ drawrepresent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface.; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
~ writemark or trace on a surface.; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
v. (motion)9. retrace, traceto go back over again.; "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path"
~ returngo or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before.; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"
v. (motion)10. hound, hunt, tracepursue or chase relentlessly.; "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"
~ chase, dog, give chase, go after, tail, chase after, trail, track, taggo after with the intent to catch.; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
~ ferrethound or harry relentlessly.
v. (perception)11. tracediscover traces of.; "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
~ detect, discover, notice, observe, finddiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
v. (motion)12. tracemake one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along.; "The children traced along the edge of the dark forest"; "The women traced the pasture"
~ go forward, proceed, continuemove ahead; travel onward in time or space.; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
v. (creation)13. tracecopy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of.; "trace a design"; "trace a pattern"
~ re-create, copymake a replica of.; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"
v. (cognition)14. decipher, traceread with difficulty.; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
~ readinterpret something that is written or printed.; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
v. (perception)1. undergopass through.; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation"
~ respireundergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide.
~ labor, labourundergo the efforts of childbirth.
~ changeundergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
~ submit, takeaccept or undergo, often unwillingly.; "We took a pay cut"
~ experience, have, receive, getgo through (mental or physical states or experiences).; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
~ experience, go through, seego or live through.; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"