1. Very large in expanse or scope; SYN. spacious, wide.
2. Showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; SYN. liberal, tolerant.
3. Not detailed or specific; SYN. unspecific.
4. Lacking subtlety; obvious; SYN. unsubtle.
5. (Of speech) Heavily and noticeably regional
Being at a peak or culminating point; SYN. full.
1. Fed on corn.
2. Strong and healthy but not sophisticated.
1. Acting with vigor.
2. Having the power of driving or impelling; SYN. impulsive.
ETYM Old Fren. gorgias beautiful, glorious, vain, luxurious; cf. Old Fren. gorgias ruff, neck handkerchief, and French gorge throat, and se pengorger to assume airs. Related to Gorge.
(Homonym: hi, hie).
1. (Literal meanings) Being at or having a relatively great elevation or height; sometimes used in combination.
2. Advanced into the most active period.
3. Greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount.
4. Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug especially marijuana; SYN. mellow.
5. Used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency; SYN. high-pitched.
6. Very favorable.
ETYM Latin intensus stretched, tight, p. p. of intendere to stretch: cf. French intense. Related to Intend, Intent, Intent.
1. In an extreme degree.
2. (Of color) Having the highest saturation; SYN. vivid.
ETYM French massif.
1. Consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter.
2. Imposing in scale or scope or degree or power.
3. Imposing in size or bulk or solidity; SYN. monolithic, monumental.
4. Being the same substance throughout.
ETYM French, p. pr. of poindre to sting, from Latin pungere to prick, sting. Related to Pungent.
Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings.
ETYM Latin potens, -entis, p. pr. of posse to be able, to have power, from potis able, capable (akin to Skr. pati master, lord) + esse to be. Related to Host a landlord, Am, Despot, Podesta, Possible, Power, Puissant.
1. Having or wielding force or authority; SYN. strong.
2. Having a strong physiological or chemical effect; SYN. strong.
3. (Of a male) Able to copulate; SYN. virile.
1. Having great power or force or potency or effect
2. Leading to many or important deductions
ETYM French, originally, a p. pr. formed from Latin posse to be able: cf. Latin potens powerful. Related to Potent.
1. Risqué; audacious to the verge of being immoral.
2. Having a body fitted for racing; long-bodied and lean
1. Having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
2. Possessing material wealth
3. Suggestive of or characterized by great expense
4. Of great worth or quality
5. Pleasantly full and mellow
6. Highly seasoned or containing large amounts of choice ingredients such as butter or sugar or eggs
7. (Metallurgy; chemistry) High in mineral content
8. Very productive
1. Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; SYN. terrible, wicked.
2. Unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; SYN. spartan, strict.
3. Very bad in degree or extent
1. Having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
2. Keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
3. Quick and forceful
4. Very sudden and in great amount or degree
5. Harsh; SYN. sharp-worded, tart.
6. (Music) Raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
ETYM Old Eng. stalworth, as. staelwyrth serviceable, probably originally, good at stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards extended to other causes of estimation. Related to Steal, Worth.
1. Dependable; SYN. stout.
2. Used especially of persons; SYN. stouthearted.
1. Watertight, sound; strongly built; substantial
2. Steadfast in loyalty or principle
1. Complete or extreme
2. Rigid in or as if in death
3. Rigidly conforming (as to a pattern or doctrine); absolute
1. Having strength or power greater than average or expected; SYN. powerful, firm, potent.
2. Not faint or feeble; SYN. powerful, overwhelming, potent.
3. (Grammar) Of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
4. Freshly made or left; SYN. warm.
ETYM Thibetan gyag.
1. Large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated; SYN. Bos grunniens.
2. Noisy talk; SYN. yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cackle.
Species of cattle Bos grunniens, family Bovidae, which lives in wild herds at high altitudes in Tibet. It stands about 2 m/6 ft at the shoulder and has long shaggy hair on the underparts. It has large, upward-curving horns and humped shoulders. It is in danger of becoming extinct.
In the wild, the yak is brown or black, but the domesticated variety, which is half the size of the wild form, may be white. It is used for milk, meat, leather, and as a beast of burden. The yak is protected from extremes of cold by its thick coat and by the heat produced from the fermentation in progress in its stomach.