1. Located at or near the back of an animal; SYN. hind, hinder.
2. Of an earlier date
3. Related to or located at the back
ETYM Old Eng. barein, Old Fren. brehaing, fem. brehaigne, baraigne, French bréhaigne; of uncertain origin; cf. Arm. brékhań, markhań, sterile; Late Lat. brana a sterile mare, principally in Aquitanian and Spanish documents; Bisc. barau, baru, fasting.
1. Incapable of sustaining life.
2. Not bearing offspring; SYN. sterile.
3. Not fertile or productive; SYN. infertile.
ETYM Old Eng. blac, bleyke, bleche, AS. blâc, blec, pale, wan; akin to Icel. bleikr, Swed. blek, Dan. bleg, OS. blaek, Dutch bleek, Old High Germ. pleih, German bleich; Skr. bhrâj to shine, and Eng. flame.
Unpleasantly cold and damp; SYN. cutting, raw.
ETYM Old Eng. ded, dead, deed, as. deád; akin to os. dôd, Dutch dood, German todt, tot, Icel. dauthr, Swed. and Dan. död, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. Related to Die, Death.
1. No longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life.
2. No longer in force or use; inactive; SYN. defunct.
3. Devoid of physical sensation; numb; SYN. deadened.
4. (Followed by 'to') Not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; SYN. numb.
5. Not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat.
6. Physically inactive.
7. Lacking animation or excitement or activity; SYN. lifeless.
8. No longer having force or relevance.
9. Lacking resilience or bounce.
10. Drained of electric charge; discharged; SYN. drained.
11. Not surviving in active use.
12. Out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown.
13. Unerringly accurate.
14. Sudden and complete.
15. Total; SYN. utter.
16. Lacking acoustic resonance.
ETYM Cf. Latin desertus, p. p. of deserere, and French désert. Related to Desert.
Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; SYN. godforsaken, waste, wild.
ETYM Latin desolatus, p. p. of desolare to leave alone, forsake; de- + solare to make lonely, solus alone. Related to Sole.
1. Crushed by grief.
2. Pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; SYN. forlorn, godforsaken, lorn.
1. Having nothing inside
2. Holding or containing nothing
3. Devoid of significance or point; SYN. hollow, vacuous.
4. Emptied of emotion
5. Needing nourishment; SYN. empty-bellied.
ETYM Pref. in- not + hospitable: cf. Latin inhospitalis.
1. Not hospitable.
2. Unfavorable to life or growth.
1. Marked by dejection from being alone; SYN. lonesome.
2. Enjoyed or performed alone; SYN. solitary.
3. Separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or secluded; SYN. solitary, unfrequented.
ETYM Latin solitarius, from solus alone: cf. French solitaire. Related to Sole, Solitaire.
1. Single; individual; sole.
2. Living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely.
3. Remote from society; retired; lonely.
4. Performed, passed, or endured alone.
1. Being wild and uninhabited; desolate
2. Arid, empty
3. Not cultivated; not productive
4. Being in a ruined or devastated condition
1. In a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; SYN. untamed.
2. In a state of extreme emotion
3. Not subjected to control or restraint
4. Marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
5. Deviating widely from an intended course
6. Produced without being planted or without human labor; SYN. natural, spontaneous.