Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. particle

noun. ['ˈpɑːrtəkəl, ˈpɑːrtɪkəl'] (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything.

Synonyms

  • speck
  • stuff
  • molecule
  • chylomicron
  • grain
  • flyspeck
  • mote
  • grinding
  • material
  • atom
  • identification particle

Antonyms

  • thin
  • hardness
  • insulator
  • conductor

Etymology

  • particule (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

Featured Games

Rhymes with Particle

  • aichele
  • ankle
  • arbuckle
  • article
  • article
  • baechle
  • barnacle
  • barnicle
  • berkel
  • bespectacle
  • bickel
  • bickell
  • bickle
  • bicycle
  • birchall
  • birkel
  • boeckel
  • brickel
  • brickell
  • brickle

Sentences with particle


1. Noun, singular or mass
Slip the end of a pry bar underneath one corner of the particle board and lever up.

Quotes about particle


1. There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it
- Gustave Flaubert

2. In the world of the very small, where particle and wave aspects of reality are equally significant, things do not behave in any way that we can understand from our experience of the everyday world...all pictures are false, and there is no physical analogy we can make to understand what goes on inside atoms. Atoms behave like atoms, nothing else.
- John Gribbin, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality

3. Which came first — the observer or the particle?
- Vanna Bonta, Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel

2. particle

noun. ['ˈpɑːrtəkəl, ˈpɑːrtɪkəl'] a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions.

Synonyms

  • superstring
  • scintilla
  • elementary particle
  • fermion
  • micelle
  • ion
  • magnetic monopole
  • beta particle
  • subatomic particle
  • virion
  • alpha particle
  • thermion
  • boson
  • body
  • prion
  • fundamental particle
  • deuteron

Antonyms

  • unbreakableness
  • softness
  • thick
  • porosity

Etymology

  • particule (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. particle

noun. ['ˈpɑːrtəkəl, ˈpɑːrtɪkəl'] a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs.

Synonyms

  • closed-class word

Antonyms

  • thinness
  • breakableness

Etymology

  • particule (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
Synonym.com