ETYM Latin festivus, from festum holiday, feast. Related to feast, Festivous.
Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive.
1. Fastened together.
2. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; SYN. committed.
3. (Architecture) Used of buildings joined by common sidewalls.
ETYM Latin consistens, p. pr.: cf. French consistant.
1. Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; SYN. logical, ordered, orderly.
2. The same throughout in structure or composition; SYN. uniform.
3. (Sometimes followed by 'with') In agreement or consistent or reliable.
1. Acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
2. (Of surfaces) Conducive to rapid speeds
3. (Used of timepieces) Indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time
4. (Music) At a rapid tempo
5. Permanently dyed; SYN. colorfast.
6. Securely fixed in place; SYN. firm, immobile.
1. Strong and sure; SYN. strong.
2. Not soft or yielding to pressure; SYN. solid.
3. Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; SYN. steady, unfluctuating.
4. Not shaking or trembling.
5. Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; SYN. steadfast, steady, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering.
6. Marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue.
7. Not subject to revision or change.
8. Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; SYN. loyal, truehearted.
Arrested in development or adjustment; especially; arrested at a pregenital level of psychosexual development
1. Having a fixed and unchanging value (of a number).
2. Directed with intense concentration; SYN. intent.
3. Fixed and unmoving; SYN. set, rigid.
4. Incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g.; SYN. frozen.
5. Securely placed or fastened or set.
6. Specified in advance; SYN. given.
Not able or intended to be moved; SYN. immoveable, stabile, unmovable.
(Used in combination or as a suffix) Able to withstand
ETYM Latin solidus, probably akin to sollus whole, entire, Greek: cf. French solide. Related to Consolidate,Soda, Solder, Soldier, Solemn.
1. Acting together as a single undiversified whole; SYN. unanimous.
2. Entirely of a single color throughout; SYN. self-colored, self-coloured.
3. Entirely of one substance with no holes inside.
4. Having three dimensions.
5. Incapable of being seen through.
6. Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous.
7. Of good quality and condition; solidly built; SYN. strong, substantial.
8. Of good substantial quality.
9. Of one substance or character throughout.
10. Turned into or covered with thick ice.
11. Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks.
Firm and dependable especially in loyalty; SYN. staunch, unswerving.
1. Not easily excited or upset
2. Not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
3. Securely in position; not shaky
Substantially made or constructed; SYN. tough.
ETYM French substantiel, Latin substantialis.
1. Being the essence or essential element of a thing; SYN. substantive, in essence.
2. Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; SYN. real, material.
1. Set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration
2. Securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid
3. Packed closely together
4. Of such close construction as to be impermeable
5. Closely constrained or constricted or constricting
6. (Economics) Affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
1. Made tight or tighter.
2. Made tighter or more stringent.
In a firm manner; without hesitation.
1. In a tight or constricted manner
2. Securely fixed or fastened.
ETYM Latin celebratio.
1. An occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event.
2. Any festival or other celebration; SYN. festivity.
3. The public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; SYN. solemnization.
ETYM Old Eng. feste festival, holiday, feast, Old Fren. feste festival, French fęte, from Latin festum, pl. festa, from festus joyful, festal; of uncertain origin. Related to Fair, Festal, Fęte.
Something experienced with great delight.
1. A day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration.
2. An organized series of acts and performances; SYN. feast, fiesta, fete.
ETYM French parti and partie, from French partir to part, divide, Latin partire, partiri. Related to Part.
1. A band of people associated temporarily in some activity; SYN. company.
2. A group of people gathered together for pleasure.
3. A person involved in legal proceedings.
4. An occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment.
5. An organization to gain political power; SYN. political party.