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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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Is there a word for “armed with nuclear weapon”

I was thinking that the adjective "nuclear" meant "armed with nuclear weapon", but while it's true, we can't distinguish it from "powered with nuclear fuel", which is what a nuclear submarine is, so ...
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What do you call a merging of two franchises?

I thought the word was "crossover", but I tried to google for "lego and lord of the rings crossover", but couldn't find anything, so I am wondering if there's a more suitable word for it. Let's take ...
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Is there any good synonym of “imagine being”?

I was thinking of the phrase "you can imagine being", but I want something more powerful and emotional than that phrase. Although the general idea of what I want to express is there, it doesn't sound ...
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What's called a person who works as someone who puts products on shelves in stores?

What's called a person who works as someone who puts products on shelves in stores (for example in supermarkets)? For example, if one of the products is missed, then he adds it again. I was told (by ...
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Word for using words from other languages for stylistic effect?

We will go to the rendez-vous as madame demands it. What do you call the act of using a word from another language for stylistic effect like above as seen with the word bolded in black? I am pretty ...
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Is there a word that means “arguing as in protest”?

The boy * his mother when he was grounded for not doing his homework. I am pretty sure there's a word for it, but I can't remember it if there indeed is one. The above example shows how I want to use ...
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“Comprehensive quality” vs “comprehensive qualities”?

To be exact, Which one is correct? We should strengthen our comprehensive quality? or We should strengthen our comprehensive qualities?
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Someone who eats good things and in large amounts

What do you call a person who has gotten used to have quite high-quality and nutritious foods habitually and in a considerable amount? (Such that individual sometimes often devours their food!) The ...
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Is there a more natural way of saying “slid into” as in “embarking into”?

I am thinking of using "slid into" as in "embarking into", but this sentence is very particular and only makes sense if you see the context, which honestly sounds ridiculous (because it's surreal). ...
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What do you call an appeal to a higher power?

I am looking for a general word for it, but I don't mind if you can only think of a word used in a legal context, such as when we try to appeal to a higher legal authority, or a word used with a ...
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Is there a word for everything you do at the master and PhD level?

I am thinking of "post-bachelor", but I am wondering if there's a better word for it. Here's an example: These post-bachelor courses are only required if you want to complete a master degree. ...
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How to describe such a (nonsmooth) curve?

The only word I can think of is nonsmooth. Can anyone suggest some other words?
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Is there a verb for listening stealthily?

I am wondering if there's a verb that means "listening stealthily" or "listening to someone or a group of people without having him/them know". I am highly confident that there's a verb, but I can't ...
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A word for a poem that portrays pictures in your mind?

There is this poem that describes an event and it is so good when I read it all the event details shape in my mind. I need an adjective to describe that poem. Is depictive used for such cases? What ...
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What's the verb for keeping something warm with one's body?

You know I am looking for a verb that roughly means "keep something warm with one's body". It's not a general-use word, because it mostly applies to certain animals. Let me give you an example: The ...
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What's the word for a word with a similar spelling to another word?

Is there a word that qualifies a word as having a similar spelling to another word? Let's consider the following example: Affect is a ___ to effect. I know homonyms are used to identify words that ...
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Is there a verb that means “removing a plant, but removing its roots as well”?

There's the standard phrasal verb "cut down" as in "cut down a tree", that's used to refer to the act of cutting down a plant without removing a tree. I would like to know what's the verb we use to ...
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What is the verb for pushing, shoving plants so as to create a path

By shoving and pushing I don't mean shove it just to have it bounce back, but cracking and cutting down plants. I am not sure how to say this, let me just give you and example: The airplane flew ...
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What's the word for lying in court?

I am not sure what the word is, because I forgot it, but I think for this question there might be several answers, and it depends on the context, there's the word that defines the crime of lying in ...
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What do you call the act of going out publicly as the president in order to celeberate with the people?

JFK was assassinated while he was out on a *. I am wondering if there's a word for going out on a car for a public celebration, like JFK did before he was assassinated? I am not sure if there's a ...
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What do you call a medicine that takes signicantly more time after intake to be effective?

I was thinking of "late onset medicine", but I am not sure if this is the term that would be used, and I am wondering if there are any other term that may be more correct or appropriate.
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What's the word for a new symbol, or usage of a new symbol?

Neologism is defined as: a new word, expression, or usage. In mathematics, there are new symbols created every year, and new usages for those symbols. Is there a word for a new symbol or usage, like ...
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What do you call the act of pretending to be working so you can relax a bit at work?

You know sometimes at work, you finish something and then you just relax a bit, because you don't want to get burdened with another ticket. Is there a word for such action? I am not saying people ...
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Is there a name for something that was never told or implied by a novel, but that was decided to be canon by the author?

Sometimes, some authors decides to change his mind on something or decide to make something canon arbitrarily for no apparent reason, even if the thing the author claim to be now canon was never ...
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What do you call the conical end of a ballpoint pen?

You know the conical end of a ballpoint pen that holds the ball inside the end of the conical shaped end of the ballpoint? Is there a name for the conical end? I am thinking it has a name, but I never ...
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What do you call the y shaped support for the camera in this weird camera apparatus?

There is the weird support attached to the weird bar with 2 handles that's shaped like a curved Y, what do you call this set of metallic bars? Is there a name for it, what is the general term and the ...
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What would you call this weird metallic apparatus that allows you to lift people?

The metallic bar that forms like a sort of inclined v, what would you call it. What's the most specific term you can find for it, and what's the most general term (name not related to its function if ...
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What do you call a text we append at the end of a work after it was published?

Sometimes, news articles, scientific articles and other works add a small text to correct certain things that were said, but happened to be wrong, so how do you call this type of text we append like ...
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How to say that something is intuitively right?

Here the 'something' means a theory or a principle. My sentence is While this principle can only be appropriately understood in terms of rigorous theorems (see below for some), it is in ...
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Question about the right word usage [closed]

Overhearing someone's conversation and then telling everything back to the someone else is called
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Are there verbs that means “emitting a sound”?

I am not sure if there are slang verbs that allows you to say "emit a sound" in a shorter and more conversational way. A verb like that would be useful when you tell jokes or want to have some form of ...
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Is there a verb that means “repurpose a religious building for the needs of a different religious group”?

You know when buildings initially made for a particular religion is used by a group of a different religion? I am not sure if it happens in real life, but how would you say it? There must be a way to ...
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What do you call a floor made of glass so you can see through the floor?

I am not sure if this has a particular name, but I am thinking it might, because I see it a lot on modern bridges and tall towers that serve as tourist attraction. What is it called, is there a name ...
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Is there a word for describing an author or a text that uses a large variety of words, syntax, idioms, figures of speech, etc.?

I am not only talking about people who manages to use a very colorful language, but someone who also uses a large variety of syntax, idioms, figures of speech, obscure grammar rules, etc, as if they ...
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What do you call the state of being after orgasm that makes it impossible to continue?

I was thinking of "sexual exhaustion", but it's not "sexual exhaustion" since you are not feeling exhausted after orgasm. Your sexual organs just get really sensitive. Is there a word or a term for ...
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does “I'd say” mean “I think that”?

in this sentence what does i'd say mean: I'd say it hit the Nixons as bad as it did me when Danielle and myself broke up.
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What do you call the main part of a joke?

If I start a joke with a question, then answer it as part of a joke. What is the answer of the joke called? Is there a specific term for it? I am pretty sure there is, but can't remember what it was. ...
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Price demanded and offered

A sellers demands a sum of money for the thing he sells and that is called 'price'. Question is, is the same on the side of a customer? I mean, does a customer offer a 'price' when he bargains? Is the ...
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Entrusted stuff or stuff to take care of

For the thing that is given to someone for a while to take care of and then this will be taken back, what word is used by natives? Do you use 'entrusted stuff'? The example could be some books such as....
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Does “newslet” exist?

I was quite sure I've heard people talking before about "newslets", or "media newslets", but the dictionaries list no such word. Am I talking about media outlets or something like this? Does the word ...
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What do you call a phrase that's not an idiom yet?

I was looking at "get the basics straight", but it doesn't seem to have an entry in any dictionary as an idiom, why is that, and what do you call an idiom that's not an idiom, or a phrase that didn't ...
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Is there a word that means “connected to a conversation, being able to hear, etc.”?

Is there a word that means "connected to a conversation, being able to hear, read or any similar phrase" for "video conversation, chat, phone conversation"? I am trying to think and I can't find a ...
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What verb do you use with the word “drain blaster”?

I am not sure if there's an idiomatic way of using the word "drain blaster". I am thinking of several verbs: blasted, unclogged, pushed air into. However, I am not sure "He blasted air with the ...
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What do you call a word that share the same theme as another word?

I am wondering if there's an adjective for qualifying an object as having the same theme as another word? For example, birds and crocodile share the same theme (animal), likewise, cissing and colorist ...
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What adjective is used to describe something that's used, but that's not intended to be used in a particular way or for a particular purpose?

I am looking for a word that describes something, like a tool or any object that can be used to do something, in a way that's not intended or optimal. For example, using a dictionary to hammer down a ...
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What do you call the fact of ignoring certain facts purposely?

For example, politicians say that "Medicare for all" is realistic without mentioning that their plan require drastic cuts to the military budget, which can come with very dire consequences. What do ...
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When one's stockings tears [on hold]

Which verb/idiom is normally used to describe this happening? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/gGxq1.jpg) Her stickings has torn (or what?)!
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Is there a verb for accepting a hitchhiker into your car?

The verb hitchhike mean to solicit or get (a free ride) along a road, but what about the opposite, which is accepting them into a car? Is there a verb for it? For example: Jeremy ____ hitchhikers ...
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What do you call the holes in a flute?

I am wondering if the holes in flutes have a particular name. I am assuming that all wind instruments share the same name for their holes, but I am not sure what it might be.
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Is there another way to say “reward your dog”?

I can think of a few options, but to me they all sound awkward. It's hard to say if it's idiomatic, because I don't have enough experience to know it. Those options are "tell him he's a good boy", "...