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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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How to describe someone's experience being “diverse”?

I would like to describe someone's experience as diverse. I am not sure if diverse can be used to describe someone who has had many work and education experiences in different fields. I was thinking ...
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What are some terms for “spoiled crop”?

Are there specific terms for crop that has been ruined in some way? I'd especially enjoy a word/phrase for produce/crop that has over-ripened or rotted away.
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How to remind a colleague about myself? Business phrases

I will delete my question later. How to remind a colleague about myself? Which option is correct? I just want to make sure you don't forget about (or on?) my request to send a photo. I would ...
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People who share the same native language are language mates?

Can I call a person who speaks the same language as mine, a language mate? Considering that's our mother tongue and we're from different countries. For example, I'm Brazilian and the other person is ...
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Is the black part of foods that got burning - called 'coal'?

Is the black part of foods that got burning - called 'coal'? When putting a steak on a grill, sometimes it gets burn and we see black scorched place where the fire touched it (See the attached photo ...
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Name of a salon or hall in which a rock band would perform music

What do we call a music salon or hall in which a rock band would perform, in English? I want words both for a place with roof and without roof (like an amphitheater) please.
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What's the acceptable short name for the place where cars are normally repaired?

What's the most common name for the place where cars can be repaired? Looking at the parallel article on English Wikipedia shows me that this place called "An automobile repair shop" but I believe ...
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How could I have the thought or say this vulgar synonym for “crap” in a more sophisticated or mature way? [on hold]

I regularly have thoughts with the word "shit", examples he/she has shit character, not that shit or I'm sick of this shit, etc. How could I have the thought or say "shit" in a more sophisticated or ...
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what do you call the edge that goes along ironed trousers?

When you move a heated iron up and down a pair of trousers it causes the trousers to fold and a resulting line is noticeable on the front of the trousers. what do you call that "line"?
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A word that means unable to die AND unable to be killed?

I am looking for a word that means unable to die AND unable to be killed? so immortal would not work in this case because an immortal person can be killed and invincible would not work because you can ...
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American equivalents of “repeat on” to describe food?

repeat verb 3 British [no object] (of food) be tasted intermittently for some time after being swallowed as a result of belching or indigestion. ‘that cucumber repeated on me for hours’ (...
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What is a word that describes the area between centre and edge?

I am looking for a proper word that define a location or an area between centre point and edge point of a plain/ place. Centre of the forest ............ (What?) of the forest .............. ...
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Visiting a website

Which phrasal verbs or verbs can be used when mentioned visiting a website on the Internet? For example, I would like to say I have not visited this website for months. Can I say I haven't ...
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What is the difference between a class teacher and a form teacher?

I can't get which one, class teacher or form teacher or homeroom teacher, in the UK and the US, is what we call "professeur principal" in French secondary schools, meaning one of the teachers of a ...
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Is there a word for “be popular for a time”?

Something had been popular for a period of time. How do I describe it?
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Word for “a legal order stripping a mentally incapacitated person of his right to control his assets”

If my father has shown signs of insanity, for example, I might file a lawsuit demanding that he be denied his right to control his property. This legal order annuls any purchase, sale or donation made ...
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How do you describe a nut which does not tighten

Suppose that you want to use a pair of bolt and nut to connect two things. However, the nut is like you can screw it forever and does not tighten! What do you call this kind of nuts? Is there an ...
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Synonym for 'every x minutes'?

Is there a synonym for the 'every x minutes' construct? The phrase I want to rephrase is 'the system generates a command every x minutes'.
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Word for “personal data-point”? [closed]

When you want to say you don't have a lot of data but have a personal data point, just one story, but that could be useful - what's the word for that? There is a famous quote by Jeff Bezos where he ...
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What is the more elegant/shorter replacement for wrapper (technical) [closed]

So I have something called node. And I have something that wraps it nodeWrapper. But it feels so cumbersome. Is there a better word? I feel there should be some word, like archNode, superNode, but ...
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What expressions are used to mean “people who usually meet to consume alcohol together”?

In my home language in a very informal situation the English term TABLE MATE is used for a group of people who get together usually to consume alcohol. Is this expression in use in English? Or else ...
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What do you call those hats that only cover the top of your head?

I'm not really referring to the Jewish hats. More like this one (usually worn by Chinese, I think): What's the name? I typed types of hats on Google, but it doesn't show in the images.
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she was so angry she could [closed]

I am writing a story and a girl screamed at somebody and to help the people reading I want to tell them how mad she was, but I can't think of anything, the sentence is: She was so angry she could.....
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a word describing YouTube bad content

What is a word that can best describe YouTube bad content such as pranking videos, which negatively affect children? I thought about the word banal but it doesn't seem to fit. [Edit] As we know ...
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Is there a specific verb for “going by a vehicle” like in other languages?

Is there no a specific verb in English for "going by a vehicle" like there is in some languages*? In some languages (especially Russian and Ukrainian, Albanian and Hebrew) there's a word that is ...
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A word describing a 'part' of UK hospitals (departments?)

What's the common name in usage in the UK for the part in the hospital that specializes in one field only (for example neurology)? I saw two different names 'wing' and 'department'. But both are in ...
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What is the proper antonym for “Optimum”?

What is the antonym of "optimal" in the following context: The utilization of organic fertilizer with "non-optimal" formula becomes a stimulant for farmers.
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Word or short description for someone who roams around in his local city and knows about local lesser known places, events, things to do etc

Just like we use travellers or wanderlust or globe trotters etc for people who enjoy travelling out of their own city, I want a word for people who enjoy roaming about their own city and knowing local ...
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What do you call a person who has no living relatives?

If all of a person's family are dead and he or she is completely alone, how can I describe them with a single word? With the death of her uncle, the young girl became completely [word here]
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What is the name of the person that consults?

Working in agriculture, I deal a lot with consultants that advice me. So when I'm posing my doubts to those guys(a consult) what am I? What is the word meaning: "the person who consults?"
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an adverb describing something you do with total satisfaction [closed]

he ___ accepted the fact without any skepticism nor arguing. I tried searching but it didn't help because I couldn't describe the word correctly.
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What do you call someone who has a lot of power and keeps a big secret?

I need help for a name of an essay for a school project. What do you call someone who has a lot of power in maintaining order in a country and keeps a big secret that affects everyone but doesn't ...
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How to name generic input value types? [closed]

We have an app in which user needs to specify some parameters and their value types. GUI example: Parameter details Name [ ] *text field Type [ ] *combobox Here's a list ...
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How can I say that a program runs at high load on the computer?

I've found "demanding", but I'm not sure if it sounds natural when talking about computers..
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What is called an organization where people are looking for a job for a while?

I am writing a CV in English and I have come to work experience. I do not know if there is a name in English for this organization or something like that, but in my language a literal translation ...
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What is a chain of words like this called?

Take this for instance: Organelles --> Cell --> Tissue --> Organ --> Organ system --> Organism How about "order of development"? I'm really clueless actually, but I'm pretty certain there is a ...
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difference between “been” and “gone”

The difference between "She's gone to London" and "she's been to London" is clear but there is a sentence that I doubt what to use. what should I use in this sentence? (been or gone) The ...
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Word for “a disk-shaped rubber plate that fits between metal parts to prevent leakage of fluids”

What is the word for "a disk-shaped rubber plate that fits between metal parts to prevent leakage of fluids"? Such a plate has a hole in the middle to allow for the passage of a fluid. The plate's ...
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a word or phrasal verb meaning “to reduce the complexity of a concept”

I want to say: To be a good teacher, one needs to X some concepts. In place of X, I can only think of "attenuate", which means to lessen the severeness of a disease. But I want to say 'to make a ...
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A term to mean a student who keeps order in the classroom

Is there a word in English for a student in a classroom, typically in elementary, middle, or high school, who would be in charge of keeping order in the absence of the teacher? This person is to tell ...
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What is the word for “seperate into 2 parts”?

I'm looking for a word which basically means "separate an object into two parts", for example, boy and girl (gender), vegan and non-vegan, extrovert and introvert. I remembered that I have read that ...
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Is there a more well-fit work than “wide” and “concrete” in this context?

When I receive a call from a recruiter or such (e.g. a seller etc.) they usually start by presenting themselves and thereafter glide into asking me questions. I've concluded that those can be split up ...
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Self-Achievements and society-focused-achievements

Is there any English terms that describe: Achievements that are centered about yourself like; money, car, etc. where it does not necessarily mean selfishness but rather achievements that the ...
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Word for the money you return to a customer when they give too much

Let's say I'm selling something for $80, someone pay me $100 for it, so I have to give him $20 in exchange. What is that $20 called?
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Name of a messenger service inside a big governmental agency, ministry

What do we call the department inside a govt. ministry that undertakes the relay of documentation, official letters, for instance, from outsiders (requests, application by companies, individuals)? ...
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Making a Tactful Comparison using “as…as”

Anne is as old as Lucy. The use of the word old here is usual because it shows that they have the same age. Anne is as young as Lucy. The use of the word young here is unusual because it puts ...
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What's the opposite of pop up?

I'm programming a modal window and it can be popped up. I can't think of a good word for the opposite state. Similarly, if the window can pop up, what should be call the act of retracting to the ...
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Which adjective word can I use for describing the network can not pass data?

If have two networking devices using a link connected them, but the networking between them can not switch data to each other. I mean the physical is connected, but they do not meet the protocol so ...
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A word to describe a situation, in which the eventual winner in the competition is hardly predictable

What's the right word to describe a situation in a sports competition or in elections, in which both competitors are equal on all parameters and it is absolutely not clear which one of them will be ...
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How do you describe an anomaly in the car body! deformation? Sunken?

Suppose you had a very slight car accident and a point of the car's door looks as if it's pushed in, something like this However, without any scratches, just a simple anomaly that can be easily fixed....