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Questions tagged [word-request]

This tag is for questions seeking a word that fits a meaning. If you actually seek a phrase, or don't care, see the "phrase-request" tag.

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“an idea ___ what I need to do”? (How to fill in the blank)

What sort of linking word should I use in the following sentence: "I thought you might have an idea ___ what I need to do"? I have always thought that the best linking word in the above sentence ...
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Adjectives to distinguish males' & females' clothes and accessories

What adjective I can use to refer to specific sort of clothes or anything that has been designed to be used by women or men to imply that they are dedicated to "men" and in contrary specific for "...
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Any idea, belief etc. regarding the hatred of men

What do you call thoughts, beliefs which are indicative of hate men? The words that I can make-up are as below, although dictionaries do not include any if them and it was why I needed to ask you: ...
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Is there an adverb that means at an irregular interval of time?

Is there an adverb that means at an irregular interval of time? I am asking, because I am pretty sure "periodically" means at a regular interval of time, like roughly 1 hour, even if it can be used ...
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What do you call the sound emitted by a car exhaust nozzle?

What do you call the sound emitted by a car exhaust nozzle, or tail pipe? Is there a formal word for it? I am pretty sure there's an informal word for the sound, but I rather have the formal word if ...
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What do you call the sound emitted by a car horn?

What do you call the sound emitted by a car horn? Is there a formal, non-informal term for the sound? I am pretty sure there is an informal and a formal word for it, but I rather have the formal word.
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What do you call the referent and the reference of a metaphor?

What do you call the referent and the reference of a metaphor? Let's say you have a metaphor "black cat", which symbolizes "bad luck". What do you call the referent of a metaphor (bad luck)? And what ...
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Is there a word that means “ignoring/dismissing a fact for disingenuous reasons”?

Is there a word that means "ignoring/dismissing a fact for disingenuous reasons"? Let's say a North Korean analyst wouldn't admit to the fact that the elections in North Korea aren't transparent in an ...
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Looking within yourself versus at yourself

I would like to know what the difference is, if any exists, between the expressions Look within yourself and Look at yourself Don't both refer to using introspection to find out what you think ...
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When the train start to go / move / something else?

While talking about a bus or a train, what's the correct way to refer to his leaving the main train station? Is there a specific term like departure for airplane. I thought about "When the train ...
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Name for the people who hustle you into restaurants

What do you call those people who hustle you into restaurants, like those in tourist areas that stand in the street with a menu, suggesting you go into their restaurant. (Brussels is a good example.)
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A word/expression that encapsulates all your familiar people

As we all know, acquaintances are the people whom we know but do not know well and therefore they are not considered as a friend. We have a term which can encompass all the people we know, including: ...
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An influential person / a very influential person who can pull strings in your favor

What do you call an influential connection in an organization or a governmental entity who can help you out of problems related to that organization or even more powerful one who has relations in ...
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A person who has developed only in one or many aspects of their life

What do you call a person who has been developed in only one aspect of their life? For instance, someone who has just studied and did not achieve any needed experiences in society dealing with ...
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Use of the word 'feed' for visitors

Do we feed people? Does the word 'feed' fit best when we talk about guests or visitors? Here is the sentence: This organization feeds thousands of people who attend training sessions here. Shouldn'...
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An adjective for a method or a way of doing things that does not take unnecessary time or doesn't waste time?

I am looking for an adjective for a method or a way of doing things that does not take unnecessary time or doesn't waste time? Example: This journal has reviewed my paper without taking ...
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Acute and chronic are sub-classification of what?

We can classify a disease for example according to the severity (mild, intermediate, and severe) or according to the stability (stable and non-stable) and so on. According to what we determine acute ...
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Someone who lends usurious money and their action

What do you call a person who achieves lots of money without working, just sitting at home lending people money with the agreement that they will pay him/her back a very much larger amount of money in ...
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Using the word “profiteer” in noun and verbal form

What verb do you usually use to describe the action of a "profiteer"? I know that the word "profiteer" can be used in both noun and verbal forms, but I think that the verbal form is used very rarely. ...
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Is there a verb that means “put it out there for everyone to see”?

Is there a verb that means "put it out there for everyone to see"? What brought this about is the fact I wondered how to describe the scene where the police of Gotham city flashes the bat-signal on ...
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Is “vegetable base” a common term in English?

How do they refer to big roofed places, in which vegetables, having been brought from fields, are kept before being taken to various outlets to be sold? I thought "vegetable base" was a good term, ...
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“Official wife” or “Formal wife”?

I want to use a term to mean that the speaker has been recorded as the wife of X in a civil registry officially and legally. I don't know what is the usual word to use in this case, I have searched "...
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An obvious model/example/type of someone or something

There is an expression in our current language which has entered from legal jargon into the common language. (I'm trying to translate it.) We say something like: He/she is an obvious example/...
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What is “the hole of a pet bottle on the top” called?

It's very subtle but I cannot come up with a simple word to indicate the hole on a pet bottle's top, where the liquid comes out when the bottle is leaned. I guess it's a very simple word that I ...
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Is there a word for these types of tattoos?

I kept googling "sleeve tattoos", but I can't find sleeve tattoos like the ones in the picture above with that term. Is there a keyword or a word that refers to that particular tattoo style?
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Is there a word for pant sleeves?

Is there a word for pant sleeves? I know that 'sleeves' is used for sweaters, but what about pants? I don't think the phrase 'sleeve pants' is idiomatic. Is it? By pant sleeves, I obviously mean the ...
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What do you call the entire mechanical system that makes a bicycle rotate?

What do you call the entire mechanical system that makes a bicycle rotate? This is a bicycle and in the bottom left you have the mechanical system that makes the back wheel rotate. I am not just ...
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What do you call something that happens on a cyclical basis?

What do you call something that happens on a cyclical basis or something that keeps on repeating? For example, wars keeps on happening. What do you call such things that keeps on happening? I thought ...
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What do you call the shadow on the face when there's a spotlight lighting your head at a high angle from above?

I am not sure if there's a word for it, but I think there might be either an expression or a word to describe this particular shadow that appear on the face and hiding your traits for dramatic effects....
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What's the word that means spitting while talking?

What's the word that means spitting while talking? By that I mean emit saliva and have it flown out of the mouth in an involuntarily way while talking? I remember there was a word for it, but I don't ...
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What do you call the hair that falls on your forehead?

For example, when you have a bowl cut, you have hair that hides your forehead. What do you call the hair that falls on your forehead?
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What is the word for interior with a circle

I'd like to know what is the word to describe the entire interior within a circle. Circle is for the boundary only and does not include the interior of it.
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How to say that a point should be skipped so that we can move on to a better (or deeper) question?

My question is in the context of essay writing. My essay will discuss the viewpoints presented by this video from BBC. In the video, the question "How should we include transgender athletics in sport?"...
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What do you call the protruding backside of a car?

What do you call the protruding backside of a car? I am referring to the part behind the seats and the black cover of the car in this picture. Is there a particular name for it?
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Words for “Those who pass / fail in an exam.”

I know: Those who win: Winner Those who lose: Loser But, Those who fail in an exam: ? And, Those who pass in an exam: ? Please help. Thank you. (Edited after jonathanjo's comment)
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What do you call the cord that stretches tents that are nailed to the ground?

What do you call the cord that stretches tents that are nailed to the ground? I am talking about the orange cords we see in the picture above. They seem to be nailed to the ground and seems to be ...
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What is the word for quoting multiple characters to reenact a scene?

What is the word for quoting multiple characters to reenact a scene? I was thinking of a word like "quote", but I am not sure you can use it if a single person "quote" multiple characters at once in ...
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What do you call bracelets you wear around the legs?

This is a bracelet, and it's jewelry worn around the arm, but what about jewelry worn around the legs? What do you call it? Is there a particular name for it, or do you just have to call it leg-...
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What do you call the hard part between the different panes of glass in a window?

What do you call the hard part between the different panes of glass in a window? You see the white horizontal and vertical bars between the panes of glass in the windows? What do you call them? Is ...
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Using the words “collision” ,“clash” and “strike”

Which one of the following verbs can make a better sense in my self-made sentence and sounds more natural: It is believed that the ................ of an asteroid or a meteor to The Earth has ...
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Is there a word that means “to cause (an image) to appear in the air” like a hologram?

Is there a word that means "to cause (an image) to appear in the air" like a hologram? By image I mean a 2d image and not a 3d image like a hologram, but I don't mind if the word doesn't distinguish ...
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What's the word or phrase for sending an image telepathically?

What's the word or phrase for sending an image telepathically? I was thinking "project an image into someone's mind", but after looking at the definition the best match I could find were: (tr) ...
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What do you call the hair or body hair you trim off your body?

What do you call the hair or body hair you trim off your body? When you get your hair cut, remainders are left on the floor until it is swept off. What do you call them? For example: The boy swept ...
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Someone who enjoys competing with others

I wonder what do you call a person who is interested in completeling with others in every aspect of their life; (uch an individual might love doing that). They can be either deceitful and act ...
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What do you call the part of the human body that's covered by the bottom underwear?

What do you call the part of the human body that's covered by the underwear? I was thinking of using "bottom-half", but that also includes the leg, so I thought "bottom-half of the trunk", but it ...
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A mixed-race person

What do you call a person who has two races mixed as their parents are from different races? I.e. an American mother and a German father. I have found two words, but they appear to be offensive words!...
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A house passed from parents to a child

As you know, the adjective hereditary means: (Of characteristics or diseases) passed from the genes of a parent to a child. A hereditary disease. And also (of titles and positions in society) ...
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correct spelling of “carruffel” (fuzz, hustle, all that jazz)

I faintly remember learning a word that means an arbitrary hubbub of things, all the to do, a minor inconvenience, etc., I'm not really sure. I thought it was ca. "carruffel", but that does not exist....
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What is a good verb that describes that pain is happening suddenly and is sharp?

What is a good verb that describes that pain is happening suddenly and is sharp? I am not sure if there's a verb that checks these two condition, so if you can't I would like a verb that checks one or ...