Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

0
votes
1answer
132 views

What is the English word for “accepted/acceptance by the society”?

What is the exact English word for "accepted/acceptance by the society"? I think the word I have heard before starts with "C".
0
votes
0answers
16 views

A word for using political trends as a proactive defense [on hold]

Imagine a movie that combines a poor production quality with strict adherence to current political trends, rendering itself invulnerable to criticism - anything a critic could say would be interpreted ...
3
votes
2answers
505 views

The word for the place like library without books!

You're probably wondering what kind of library that is, but I mean a place that is very quiet and people usually read books, or newspapers or do academic work, but there are no books or librarians ...
3
votes
1answer
22 views

Substitute for “prospection of” something

I'm doing a comparative analysis to determine the best device to be used in an academic project, and this analysis shall be recorded in a document. For example, from all wireless keyboards available ...
2
votes
6answers
645 views

A single-word noun for a piece of cake which has no toppings on it?

What is a one-word noun that represents "an empty thing"? I looked at synonyms of "empty" but they seem to be all adjectives. I need a noun. The intended usage is to describe a piece of cake which ...
2
votes
6answers
26k views

Word meaning “to walk angrily with long steps without giving respect other people”

Is there a single word(verb) to describe the action "to walk angrily with long steps without giving respect other people"? I found these three words which seem to be a close match for what I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
16 views

'underlying' --> 'underlyingly present'?

The word underlyingly does not exist in the classical English dictionaries. I would like to write the following: The crawling is still underlyingly present in the denser regions, where the wringing ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Put the bedsheet on the wrong way(the wrong side up)

A bedsheet/sheet with patterns put on the bed,and the pattern is inverted(someone put it on the bed the wrong way) So what would you use to describe that?Is there an expression to express that? (...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Word for 'free' loan

My sister runs a charity organization that produces wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. We are working on a website for her organization and I am looking for a word that ...
3
votes
5answers
20k views

What do you call a set of three(or four, etc.) things of the same type that are used together?

A pair is a set of two things of the same type that are used together. What do you call a set of three such things? What about four, five, etc.?
16
votes
10answers
13k views

Ways to say 'get smaller', 'decrease in size' in one word

What are the proper ways to say that something gets smaller (decreases in size) in one word? I am not asking about cases when what we discribe represents a measure of something (price, volume, ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

What is a word that would describe some who is strong yet is not afraid of showing his/her emotions to others?

I'm trying to describe someone who is mentally and physically strong, but who is also able to show his/her tender side and emotions.
1
vote
2answers
149 views

Do we have a word “Soft Ice” in English

I am living in Denmark and there is a kind of ice-cream that they call "Soft Ice". Do we have the same world in English or is it just "Soft serve"?
1
vote
1answer
37 views

What do you call someone who misuses facts (scientific or otherwise) to support their opinions?

Basically I'm looking for a word that describes someone who takes facts or things people have said and twists them around to support whatever it is they believe. The actual scenario: Someone I know ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

What do we call “a person who wears animal costumes”?

What do we call a person who wears animal costumes and stands outside of a restaurant for advertising purposes? They may also represent a team or an organization.
2
votes
1answer
33 views

What do we call the relief person in a shift work (the next shift worker who comes to continue the work)?

I'm translating a sentence from Russian that says that a chromatography room operator failed to inform the next shift worker that he needs to test a further three filters: Cause of deviation: the ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Is 'addressed' a right word in the context courier/delivery?

Let's say I see a courier/package lying around and want to know who it belongs to, can I ask like this Who is this courier/package addressed to? Here I specifically want to find out whose name is ...
2
votes
3answers
131 views

Word for fear that a book might not be up to our expectation

Last night I was talking to a friend of mine and came to know that she also gets a creepy feel (a fear, I guess) when she buys a novel and starts reading it. It's just our nature that we don't like to ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

A word for person always criticize [on hold]

A word for a person who always criticizes people, and he always claims that he is the righteous.
1
vote
1answer
39 views

equivalent for 'Could not ' for bold statement

Last week my friend received some legal documents and he need to sign it and send it back. But he was not accept those terms and conditions mentioned in that. so he could not sign that. Now he want ...
10
votes
11answers
151k views

Is there any word to describe things we do regularly over and over again?

For example, when in our daily life we go to school, do homework, go to the gym and then go to sleep, but all these things we do for a whole week. Repetitive things. Another example would be when two ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Motion or movement? Turn from/ turn away from and step to/come up to

In the cooking video I'm trying to describe, a man (chef) is standing in front of the camera. He's standing at the table (i.e. there's a table before him). There's a cooker behind him. The man is ...
0
votes
3answers
37 views

A fan that idolizes someone because he is hot at that momment and many people idolize him

I want a single word to describe a person who became a fan of somebody just because that one is very famous at that time and many people admire him, but not because she loves him.
0
votes
2answers
30 views

De-icing or combat icing in winter. “Snow” vocabulary

I'd like to learn some "ice and snow-related" vocabulary. I've marked bold the words I'm trying to think of. I'm not sure whether you face the same problem in places you live in, but still.. In my ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

What do you call a coined term like “Cobra effect”?

Looked on wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cobra_effect and it just says it's a noun. How do you look for coined words on Wiktionary. I want to search for coined words instead of ordinary ...
1
vote
2answers
40 views

Find a verb such that “ 'the verb' you this much” is the opposite of “cost you this much”

I would like to find a verb such that " 'the verb' you this much" is the opposite of "cost you this much". My intuition is that "give" would be such a choice, but I would like to see if there is a ...
1
vote
3answers
50 views

One word to describe over/underweight

Is there a word to describe either under or overweight? I simply want a single word that would mean "this is the amount that is - or + the normal weight range". I am thinking of either 'deviation' ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

What can you call a low quality “best 10 everything” website?

Sometimes when you google something like "best camping stove" or "best coffee maker" (just examples) you can see low-quality websites that look very similar, full of amazon affiliate links. And if you ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

How to specify that “all dates” are included in a mentioned period of time?

When I'd like to specify dates to do some task, how can I express that the last date should be included in the provided period? For example: From 5th to 7th March Meaning March 5th, March 6th and ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

By, with, using or via here?

So, what do you think of the application I finished yesterday? Would you correct anything? I support your idea, but the client would appreciate it more if it was completed by/with/using/via other ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

the difference between “to revamp” ,“enhance” and “overhaul”

When I look up on dictionaries, the common definition is that "to make change and improve something" for these words but what is the difference between the usage of these terms? Only difference I ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Someone/thing that a responder responds to is called?

I know a Responder is a person or something that responds to a specific thing. But what do we call a person or thing that a responder responds to? I think it's something with "respond" or "response" ...
2
votes
3answers
20 views

How do you describe the following spot?

Actually, i work at a supermarket, so when a customer asks me about a specific product, i struggle to describe this spot, which is at the back end of the isle. Sometimes i say, it is on the corner ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Is there a word that defines “a thing that I/you don't know”?

I'm new here. Is there a word that defines "a thing that I/you don't know"? Example sentence: Hello, why you just draw 'a thing that I don't know' on my avatar? Thanks if answered it.
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Words that mean “walked in an annoyed manner”

I want to express that my character was walking away after her friend teased her a bit but she's trying to be serious. I don't want it to come off as she's angry, but just annoyed. So I don't know ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Is there a word for “the state of deserving something”, such, as, say, “deservance”?

Italian has a word called "merito", which describes the state which a person may attain in reaching a state of deserving something. Unfortunately, bilingual dictionaries tend to do a poor job of ...
7
votes
6answers
7k views

What is a person that works with make-up called?

I have a friend that studies make-up in College and she is already a professional that works with it. What is the name of this professional? For example, a person that works with architecture is an ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Does “frame” or “framework” work for the following context?

I want to say that someone can study by-himself but he needs a "frame" or "framework" meaning that he needs to be in an institute that will manage and coach him. Now based on my native language the ...
5
votes
6answers
2k views

A word for “a means of getting a job over reliable candidates” [duplicate]

I want the word that means "a means of getting a job over reliable candidates", but I'm going to explain it here again in an example. The example: If X and Y applied to a job, and X happened to have ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Word formation of “perceive”

This comes from a word formation exercise. I have to fill in the gaps with a word formed from "perceive". It was... of you to notice that on the spot. I honestly have no idea.
0
votes
2answers
25 views

Say it in a concise and accurate way

I want to describe something like below, I can't ignore the emotion on people's face, I mean, those people who are important to me. But it seems like I'm a cruel person, that's not true, I found ...
1
vote
5answers
3k views

The opposite of online course

I'm trying to find the most general term or phrase for the opposite of "online course". When a course is not online, but in a classroom, or anywhere else people interact in the same place, not through ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

What do we call to the person who can write many words in a day?

While writing a blog, a question struck my mind: What do we call to the person who can write many words, say 3000-5000 words, in a day? I tried to google the answer but failed. Is there any word ...
14
votes
2answers
11k views

What is a third of a circle or a third of a plane called?

There is a word for a quarter of a circle or a plane: "quadrant". What is the corresponding word for a third of a circle? "tridrant" or "terdrant" or something different?
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Is it shots or shoots by “name of the photographer”

Hey I'm a young photographer and I want to create a website to display my portfoilio. I want to name it: shots/shoots by - followed by my name and I don't know what term is correct here. On the ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Is there a word for countable seconds, hours, days , months ,years? [closed]

I am a coder . I want to write a function like def process(dataframe, preiods=7, freq='hour') : .... It can process dataframe by every preiods of freq . But I think preiods is not a good word ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Technical English for HTTP

This is a simple question but regarding a little bit more "Technical" english. It has been years since I have worked with HTTP (web) so I have forgotten. In a client-server system you can "Post" and ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Term for someone who moved to the US that started going to college?

Is there a term for someone who moved to the US and started going to college there? I was born and raised elsewhere and moved to the US in my teens. My parents went to college, but not in the US. Is ...