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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 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 a jewel worn around the arm, but what about jewel worn around the legs, what do you call them. Is there a particular name for it or do you have to call them leg-jewels.
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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 ...
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What do you call a hairstyle that make it so that the hair doesn't fly all over the place?

I am thinking there's an adjective to qualify these types of hair, but I am not sure what it might be. I am not looking for the exact word for this style, but a word that describes all styles that ...
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What do you call the metallic ornaments on an armor?

By metallic ornaments, I mean the ornaments that's part of the helmet on the far left side of the picture. What do you call them?
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What do you qualify a video that keeps pausing?

I know buffering is used, but it implies that the video is getting downloaded still, but what about a video that's already downloaded and keeps pausing for some reason. What adjective would you use to ...
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What do you call a blob of hair attached together?

I am not sure if there's a word for it, but if there's no word for it what's the next best way to say it, is there a short phrase or something you can think of? I am thinking of a blob of hair ...
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What do you call a comic/film/videogame trademark?

I realized that a lot of trademarks are company brands like Microsoft and Amazon, but what about film/comic/videogame trademarks like Iron Man, Pokemon and Ghostbusters? What do we call these type of ...
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Is there a word for the software critical for and specific to a weapon system?

Is there a word for the software critical for and specific to a weapon system? Weapon system have software that's critical for their functioning, but what do we call it or them? I am thinking of the ...
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What's the word for the soldier salute?

When there'a a general or an emperor in front of them, soldiers do a gesture to salute that person. Is there a word for such gesture? I am wondering if we just use the word salute, which is a weird ...
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Put/Take ; In/Out: What is a verb useable for both?

"He was asked to put the blocks in and take the blocks out of the box." What is an alternative to "put/take" in this sentence, so that the sentence can read "He was asked to [verb] the blocks in and ...
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How do you call “a bicycle pump” informally?

I said I borrowed a bicycle pump yesterday. and it bothers me because I think there should be nicer options (less formal, more conversational). Is there any colloquial alternative to "a bicycle ...
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Is there a word for enlarging a building?

Let's say that you have an old Cathedral and you want to build a spire on top of the cathedral and thus expanding it. I don't think renovating is the word, because it doesn't carry the meaning that it'...
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What idiom I can use in place of the non-word “adelphiliac”?

I need a word to express someone that has a unhealthy obssession for one's own sister. Someone suggested me to use the word "adelphiliac", but I am pretty sure it is not a real world. There is a song ...
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At that time and prior to that

Is there one word that has the meaning of "at that time and prior to that"? For example, "2018 and prior to 2018". The purpose of asking this question originally was that I needed to name 3 ...
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What do you call an emotional, sensitive person's character?

Is there any fixed term which can describe an emotional person who is very gentle, kind, sensitive, and can be easily upset? I think a construction of "gentle," "delicate," and "tender" plus "morale"...
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Alternative to the work “pick-up line” and or “ice breaker”

I'm searching for a word which does have the same meaning as a pick-up line or an ice breaker but without the implication or intention of dating. A simple word which means the begin of a conversation,...
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I need to ask some details but in a gender neutral way

I want to ask a landlord if there are any special rules for bachelors and bachelorettes who wish to rent his property. Is there any way to use just one word instead of bachelors and bachelorettes? ...
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urinate and pass the bowels

What is the formal word for urinating and passing the bowels? If we say 'He went to restroom' it isn't much clear, still. Or if we say, 'He went due to call of nature' it sounds humorous.
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An adjective or a noun to describe a very small apartment / house etc

I was wondering if there is a pejorative or sarcastic adjective to attribute to a so small house in which you barely can swing a cat [the popular English expression]. In my language we call such ...
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What do you call a film shot that let us see the 3/4 of people's body on the foreground?

Is there a name for it? Sometimes in films we see most of the body of the main characters talking except maybe the legs. I am wondering if there's a particular word to describe these movie "shots" if ...
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term describing the fact that the predecessors share their experience with successors

What's the term in English describing the fact that some predecessors share their experience with their successors? For example: The major flaw of this company is that the experienced ones ...