English dictionary


to-do |tə ˈduː| — a disorderly outburst or tumult

toad |toʊd| — any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species

toadflax |ˈtoʊdˌflæks| — common European perennial having showy yellow and orange flowers; a naturalized weed in North America

toadstool |ˈtoʊdstuːl| — common name for an inedible or poisonous agaric (contrasting with the edible mushroom)

toady |ˈtoʊdi| — a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

toast |toʊst| — slices of bread that have been toasted

toasted |ˈtoʊstɪd| — browned over by exposure to heat

toaster |ˈtoʊstər| — someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture

toastmaster |ˈtoʊstmæstər| — the person who proposes toasts and introduces speakers at a banquet

tobacco |təˈbækoʊ| — leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion

tobacconist |təˈbækənɪst| — a retail dealer in tobacco and tobacco-related articles

toboggan |təˈbɑːɡən| — a long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front

toby |ˈtoʊbi| — a drinking mug in the shape of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hat

toccata |təˈkɑːtə| — a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style

tocology |toʊˈkɑːlədʒiː| — the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

tocsin |ˈtɑːksɪn| — the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)

tod |tɑːd| — a unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 pounds

today |təˈdeɪ| — the present time or age

toddle |ˈtɑːdl| — walk unsteadily

toddler |ˈtɑːdlər| — a young child

toddy |ˈtɑːdi| — a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot

tody |ˈtoʊdiː| — tiny insectivorous West Indian bird having red-and-green plumage and a long straight bill

toe |toʊ| — one of the digits of the foot

toe-in |ˌɪn| — the alignment of the front wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the front than at the back

toehold |ˈtoʊhoʊld| — a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made

toenail |ˈtoʊneɪl| — the nail at the end of a toe

toff |tɑːf| — informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person

toffee |ˈtɔːfi| — caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

toffy |toffy| — caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets

tofu |ˈtoʊfuː| — cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk

tog |tɑːɡ| — provide with clothes or put clothes on

toga |ˈtoʊɡə| — a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome

together |təˈɡeðər| — in contact with each other or in proximity

toggle |ˈtɑːɡl| — any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time

toil |tɔɪl| — productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

toiler |ˈtɔɪlər| — one who works strenuously

toilet |ˈtɔɪlət| — a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

toiletry |ˌtɔɪlətri| — artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)

toilette |ˌoʊ də twɑːˈlet| — the act of dressing and preparing yourself

toilsome |ˈtoilsəm| — characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

Tokay |toʊˈkeɪ| — Hungarian wine made from Tokay grapes

toke |toʊk| — a puff of a marijuana or hashish cigarette

token |ˈtoʊkən| — an individual instance of a type of symbol

tolbooth  — a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls

tolerable |ˈtɑːlərəbl| — about average; acceptable

tolerably |ˈtɑlərəbli| — in an acceptable (but not outstanding) manner

tolerance |ˈtɑːlərəns| — the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions

tolerant |ˈtɑːlərənt| — tolerant and forgiving under provocation

tolerantly |ˈtɒlərəntli| — in a tolerant manner

tolerate |ˈtɑːləreɪt| — put up with something or somebody unpleasant

toleration |ˌtɑːləˈreɪʃn| — a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

toll |toʊl| — a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)

toll-free |'toʊlˌfri| — having no toll levied for its use

tollbooth |ˈtoʊlbuːθ| — a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls

toller |ˈtolər| — a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)

tollgate |ˈtoʊlɡeɪt| — a gate or bar across a toll bridge or toll road which is lifted when the toll is paid

tollhouse |ˈtoʊlhaʊs| — a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls

tollkeeper  — someone employed to collect tolls

tollman |ˈtoʊlmən| — someone employed to collect tolls

toluene |ˈtɑːljʊˌiːn| — a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels

Tom |tɑːm| — male cat

tomahawk |ˈtɑːməhɔːk| — weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians

tomato |təˈmeɪtoʊ| — mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable

tomb |tuːm| — a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)

tombac |ˈtɑːmbæk| — an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding

tombak  — an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding

tombola |tɑːmˈboʊlə| — a lottery in which tickets are drawn from a revolving drum

tomboy |ˈtɑːmbɔɪ| — a girl who behaves in a boyish manner

tombstone |ˈtuːmstoʊn| — a stone that is used to mark a grave

tomcat |ˈtɑːmkæt| — male cat

tome |toʊm| — a (usually) large and scholarly book

tomfool |ˌtɑːmˈfuːl| — a person who lacks good judgment

tomfoolery |tɑːmˈfuːləri| — foolish or senseless behavior

tommyrot |ˈtɑːmirɑːt| — pretentious or silly talk or writing

tomography |təˈmɑːɡrəfi| — (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body

tomorrow |təˈmɔːroʊ| — the day after today

tomtit |ˈtɒmtɪt| — widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head

ton |tʌn| — a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds

tonal |ˈtoʊnl| — employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words

tonality |toʊˈnæləti| — any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music

tone |toʊn| — the quality of a person's voice

tone down |ˈtoʊn ˈdaʊn| — deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

tone up |ˈtoʊn ʌp| — give a healthy elasticity to

toneless |ˈtoʊnləs| — lacking in tone or expression

toner |ˈtoʊnər| — a solution containing chemicals that can change the color of a photographic print

tonga |ˈtɒŋə| — a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970

tongs |tɔːŋz| — any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below

tongue |tʌŋ| — a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

tongue-in-cheek |ˌtʌŋ ɪn ˈtʃiːk| — in a bantering fashion

tongue-tie  — deprive of speech

tongue-tied |ˈtʌn taɪd| — unable to express yourself clearly or fluently

tonic |ˈtɑːnɪk| — lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine

tonight |təˈnaɪt| — the present or immediately coming night

tonnage |ˈtʌnɪdʒ| — a tax imposed on ships that enter the US; based on the tonnage of the ship

tonometer |toʊˈnɑːmɪtər| — measuring instrument for measuring tension or pressure (especially for measuring intraocular pressure in testing for glaucoma)

tonsil |ˈtɑːnsl| — either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx

tonsillectomy |ˌtɑːnsəˈlektəmi| — surgical removal of the palatine tonsils; commonly performed along with adenoidectomy

tonsillitis |ˌtɑːnsəˈlaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils)

tonsure |ˈtɑːnʃər| — the shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head

tontine |ˈtɒntiːn| — a form of life insurance whereby on the death or default of a participant his share is distributed to the remaining members

too |tuː| — to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits

tool |tuːl| — an implement used in the practice of a vocation

toolbox |ˈtuːlbɑːks| — a box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools

toon |ˈtuːn| — a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence

toot |tuːt| — a blast of a horn

tooth |tuːθ| — hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense

toothache |ˈtuːθeɪk| — an ache localized in or around a tooth

toothbrush |ˈtuːθbrʌʃ| — small brush; has long handle; used to clean teeth

toothed |ˈtuːθt| — notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex

toothless |ˈtuːθləs| — lacking necessary force for effectiveness

toothpaste |ˈtuːθpeɪst| — a dentifrice in the form of a paste

toothpick |ˈtuːθpɪk| — pick consisting of a small strip of wood or plastic; used to pick food from between the teeth

toothsome |ˈtuːθsəm| — extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

tootle |ˈtuːtl| — the sound of casual playing on a musical instrument

top |tɑːp| — the upper part of anything

top off |ˈtɑːp ˈɒf| — finish up or conclude

top out |ˈtɑːp ˈaʊt| — give up one's career just as one becomes very successful

top-down |ˌtɒpˈdaʊn| — of an approach to a problem that begins at the highest conceptual level and works down to the details

top-heavy |tɒp ˈhevi| — unstable by being overloaded at the top

top-hole |tɒp ˈhoʊl| — excellent; best possible

top-notch |nɑːtʃ| — of the highest quality

topaz |ˈtoʊpæz| — a yellow quartz

topcoat |ˈtɑːpkoʊt| — a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter

tope |toʊp| — a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists

topee |ˈtəʊpɪ| — a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun

toper |ˈtoʊpər| — a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)

topgallant |ˈtɒpɡælənt| — a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast

tophus |ˈtoʊfəs| — a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout

topi |ˈtoʊpi| — a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun

topiary |ˈtoʊpieri| — a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animals

topic |ˈtɑːpɪk| — the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

topical |ˈtɑːpɪkl| — pertaining to the surface of a body part

topicality |ˈtɒpɪkəl| — the attribute of being of interest at the present time

topknot |ˈtɑːpnɑːt| — headdress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair

topless |ˈtɑːpləs| — having the breasts uncovered or featuring such nudity

topmast |ˈtɒpmæst| — the mast next above a lower mast and topmost in a fore-and-aft rig

topmost |ˈtɑːpmoʊst| — at or nearest to the top

topnotch |ˈtɒpnɒtʃ| — of the highest quality

topographic |ˌtɑːpəˈɡræfɪk| — concerned with topography

topographical |ˌtɑːpəˈɡræfɪkl| — concerned with topography

topography |təˈpɑːɡrəfi| — the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features

topological  — of or relating to topology

topology |təˈpɑːlədʒi| — topographic study of a given place (especially the history of the place as indicated by its topography)

toponymy |təˈpɑːnəmiː| — the nomenclature of regional anatomy

topos |ˈtoʊpɑːs| — a traditional theme or motif or literary convention

topper |ˈtɑːpər| — a worker who makes or adds the top to something

topping |ˈtɑːpɪŋ| — a flavorful addition on top of a dish

toppingly |ˈtɒpɪŋli| — (used as an intensifier) extremely well

topple |ˈtɑːpl| — fall down, as if collapsing

tops |ˈtɑːps| — of the highest quality

topsail |ˈtɑːpseɪl| — a sail (or either of a pair of sails) immediately above the lowermost sail of a mast and supported by a topmast

topside |ˈtɑːpsaɪd| — (usually plural) weather deck; the part of a ship's hull that is above the waterline

topsoil |ˈtɑːpsɔɪl| — the layer of soil on the surface

topsy-turvy |ˌtɑːpsi ˈtɜːrvi| — in a disordered manner

topsy-turvydom |ˌtɒpsɪ ˈtɝːvɪdəm| — a state of extreme confusion and disorder

toque |toʊk| — a tall white hat with a pouched crown; worn by chefs

tor |tɔːr| — a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill

torch |tɔːrtʃ| — a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance

torchlight |ˈtɔːrtʃlaɪt| — light from a torch or torches

tore |tɔːr| — commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column

toreador |ˈtɔːriədɔːr| — someone who fights bulls

torero |təˈreroʊ| — a matador or one of the supporting team during a bull fight

torment |ˈtɔːrment| — unbearable physical pain

tormentor |ˈtɔːrˌmentər| — someone who torments

torn |tɔːrn| — having edges that are jagged from injury

tornado |tɔːrˈneɪdoʊ| — a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground

torpedo |tɔːrˈpiːdoʊ| — a professional killer who uses a gun

torpid |ˈtɔːrpɪd| — slow and apathetic

torpidity |tɔːrˈpɪdɪti| — a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

torpidly |ˈtɔːrpɪdli| — in a daze; in a dazed manner

torpor |ˈtɔːrpər| — a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

torque |tɔːrk| — a twisting force

torrent |ˈtɔːrənt| — a heavy rain

torrential |təˈrenʃl| — resembling a torrent in force and abundance

torrid |ˈtɔːrɪd| — characterized by intense emotion

torsion |ˈtɔːrʃn| — a tortuous and twisted shape or position

torso |ˈtɔːrsoʊ| — the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

tort |tɔːrt| — (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought

torticollis |ˌtɔːrtəˈkɑːlɪs| — an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted

tortilla |tɔːrˈtiːə| — thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour

tortoise |ˈtɔːrtəs| — usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica

tortoiseshell |ˈtɔːrtəsʃel| — the mottled horny substance of the shell of some turtles

tortuosity |ˌtɔːtjʊˈɒsɪtɪ| — a tortuous and twisted shape or position

tortuous |ˈtɔːrtʃuəs| — highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

torture |ˈtɔːrtʃər| — extreme mental distress

torturer |ˈtɔːrtʃərər| — someone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)

torturous |ˈtɔːrˌtʃuːəs| — extremely painful

torus |tʊərz| — a ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle

Tory |ˈtɔːri| — an American who favored the British side during the American Revolution

tosh |tɑːʃ| — pretentious or silly talk or writing

toss |tɔːs| — the act of flipping a coin

toss off |ˈtɒs ˈɒf| — write quickly

toss-up |ˈtɒs ʌp| — an unpredictable phenomenon

tossup  — an unpredictable phenomenon

tot |tɑːt| — a small amount (especially of a drink)

total |ˈtoʊtl| — the whole amount

totalitarian |toʊˌtæləˈteriən| — an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government

totalitarianism |ˌtoʊtælɪˈteərɪənɪzəm| — a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

totality |toʊˈtæləti| — the state of being total and complete

totalizator |ˈtoʊtəlaɪzeɪtər| — computer that registers bets and divides the total amount bet among those who won

totalize |ˈtoʊtəˌlaɪz| — make into a total

totalizer |ˈtoʊtˌlaɪzər| — computer that registers bets and divides the total amount bet among those who won

totally |ˈtoʊtəli| — to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

tote |toʊt| — a capacious bag or basket

totem |ˈtoʊtəm| — a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object

totter |ˈtɑːtər| — move without being stable, as if threatening to fall

tottering |ˈtɑːtərɪŋ| — unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age

tottery |ˈtɒtəri| — unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age

toucan |ˈtuːkæn| — brilliantly colored arboreal fruit-eating bird of tropical America having a very large thin-walled beak

touch |tʌtʃ| — the event of something coming in contact with the body

touch down |ˈtətʃ ˈdaʊn| — come or bring (a plane) to a landing

touch off |ˈtətʃ ˈɒf| — put in motion or move to act

touch on |ˈtətʃ ɑːn| — refer to or discuss briefly

touch up |ˈtətʃ ʌp| — alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance

touch-and-go |ˈtʌtʃənˈɡoʊ| — fraught with danger

touch-me-not |ˌnɑːt| — North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil

touchable |ˈtʌtʃəbəl| — perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch

touchdown |ˈtʌtʃdaʊn| — a score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line

touched |tʌtʃt| — slightly insane

toucher |ˈtʌtʃər| — a person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something

touchily |ˈtʌtʃɪli| — in a touchy manner

touchiness |ˈtʌtʃɪnəs| — feeling easily irritated

touching |ˈtʌtʃɪŋ| — the event of something coming in contact with the body

touchline |ˈtʌtʃlaɪn| — either of the sidelines in soccer or rugby

touchstone |ˈtʌtʃstoʊn| — a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

touchwood |ˈtʌtʃˌwʊd| — material for starting a fire

touchy |ˈtʌtʃi| — quick to take offense

tough |tʌf| — someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

tough-minded  — facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination

toughen |ˈtʌfn| — make tough or tougher

toughie |ˈtʌfi| — an aggressive and violent young criminal

toughness |ˈtʌfnəs| — enduring strength and energy

toupee |tuːˈpeɪ| — a small hairpiece to cover partial baldness

tour |tʊr| — a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area

tourer |ˈtʊərər| — someone who travels for pleasure

tourism |ˈtʊrɪzəm| — the business of providing services to tourists

tourist |ˈtʊrɪst| — someone who travels for pleasure

tourmaline |ˈtʊrməˌlin| — a mineral that is a complex borosilicate and hydroxide of aluminum containing iron and magnesium and calcium and lithium and sodium; it is usually black but occurs in transparent colored forms that are used as gemstones

tournament |ˈtʊrnəmənt| — a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner

tourney |ˈtʊrni| — a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner

tourniquet |ˈtɜːrnəkət| — bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure

tousle |ˈtaʊzl| — disarrange or rumple; dishevel

tousled |ˈtɑʊzəld, -səld| — in disarray; extremely disorderly

tout |taʊt| — someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit

tow |toʊ| — the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope

towage |ˈtoʊɪdʒ| — the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope

towel |ˈtaʊəl| — a rectangular piece of absorbent cloth (or paper) for drying or wiping

towelling |ˈtaʊəlɪŋ| — any of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels

tower |ˈtaʊər| — a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building

towering |ˈtaʊərɪŋ| — of imposing height; especially standing out above others

towhead  — a person with light blond hair

towheaded  — of hair color; whitish

towline |ˈtoʊlaɪn| — (nautical) a rope used in towing

town |taʊn| — an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city

townee |ˈtaʊni| — townsman unacquainted with country life especially a slick and flashy male city dweller

townsfolk |ˈtaʊnzfoʊk| — the people living in a municipality smaller than a city

township |ˈtaʊnʃɪp| — an administrative division of a county

townsman |ˈtounzmən| — a person from the same town as yourself

townspeople |ˈtaʊnzpiːpl| — the people living in a municipality smaller than a city

towny  — resident of a college town not affiliated with the college

towpath |ˈtoʊpæθ| — a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats

towrope |ˈtoʊroʊp| — (nautical) a rope used in towing

toxaemia |tɑːkˈsiːmiə| — an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine

toxemia  — an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine

toxic |ˈtɑːksɪk| — of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison

toxicant |ˈtɒksɪkənt| — any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism

toxicity |tɑkˈsɪsɪt̬i| — the degree to which something is poisonous

toxicology |ˌtɑːksɪˈkɑːlədʒi| — the branch of pharmacology that deals with the nature and effects and treatments of poisons

toxin |ˈtɑːksɪn| — a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

toy |tɔɪ| — an artifact designed to be played with

toyshop |ˈtɔɪʃɑːp| — shop where toys are sold