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1. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a remark that calls attention to something or someone.

Synonyms

  • comment
  • allusion
  • mention
  • remark
  • input
  • retrospection

Antonyms

  • irresponsibility
  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

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Rhymes with Cross Reference

  • preference
  • deference

2. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage.

Synonyms

  • cross-reference
  • acknowledgment
  • quotation
  • note
  • credit
  • mention
  • photo credit
  • cite
  • notation
  • citation
  • annotation

Antonyms

  • praise
  • uppercase
  • superscript
  • subscript

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

3. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts.

Synonyms

  • book
  • book of maps
  • book of facts
  • enchiridion
  • cookery book
  • cyclopedia
  • cyclopaedia
  • reference book
  • encyclopaedia
  • wordbook
  • instruction book
  • cookbook
  • map collection
  • handbook
  • vade mecum
  • reference work
  • yearbook
  • yearly
  • encyclopedia
  • annual
  • directory
  • atlas

Antonyms

  • debit
  • cash
  • nonpayment
  • hardware

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

4. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] an indicator that orients you generally.

Synonyms

  • point of reference
  • lubber line
  • lubber's line
  • white line
  • bench mark
  • landmark
  • lubber's point
  • benchmark
  • reference point
  • lubber's mark
  • buoy
  • target
  • mark

Antonyms

  • agitate
  • erase
  • contraction
  • shortness

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

5. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability.

Synonyms

  • good word
  • character
  • character reference
  • recommendation

Antonyms

  • go
  • skew
  • tactlessness
  • con

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

6. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to.

Synonyms

  • meaning
  • denotation
  • substance

Antonyms

  • biennial
  • sink
  • detach
  • add

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

7. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] the act of referring or consulting.

Synonyms

  • consultation

Antonyms

  • trade edition
  • aperiodic

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

8. cross

verb. ['ˈkrɔs'] travel across or pass over.

Synonyms

  • cut across
  • drive
  • go through
  • jaywalk
  • tramp
  • walk
  • pass
  • cover
  • pass over
  • hop
  • course
  • get across
  • stride
  • traverse
  • get over
  • crisscross
  • cut through
  • track
  • bridge
  • take
  • go across

Antonyms

  • ebb
  • unnaturally
  • get worse
  • worsen

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. cross

verb. ['ˈkrɔs'] meet at a point.

Synonyms

  • run into
  • come across
  • intersect
  • see
  • run across
  • meet

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. cross

adjective. ['ˈkrɔs'] extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis.

Synonyms

  • crosswise
  • thwartwise
  • transversal

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • idle
  • ride

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))
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