English dictionary



Hint: Wildcards can be used multiple times in a query.

English noun: preparation

1. preparation (act) the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose


SamplesPreparations for the ceremony had begun.


Synonymsreadying


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)deployment, fire control, groundwork, makeready, planning, priming, prolusion, tune-up, turnaround, turnround, warm-up

2. preparation (substance) a substance prepared according to a formula


SamplesThe physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine.


Synonymsformulation


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound


Narrower (hyponym)cleaner, cleanser, cleansing agent, glycerinated gelatin, nebula, polish, smelling salts, starch

3. preparation (cognition) the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening


SamplesHis planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties.


Synonymsplanning, provision


Broader (hypernym)cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process


Narrower (hyponym)agreement, applecart, arrangement, calculation, deliberation, forethought, malice aforethought, mens rea, premeditation

4. preparation (state) the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)


SamplesPutting them in readiness.
Their preparation was more than adequate.


Synonymspreparedness, readiness


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)alert, qui vive, ready


Attributeready, unready


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

5. preparation (communication) (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord


SamplesThe resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance.


Broader (hypernym)harmony, musical harmony


Domain categorymusic


Antonymsresolution

6. preparation (act) activity leading to skilled behavior


Synonymsgrooming, training


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)athletic training, discipline, drill, drill, exercise, military training, practice, practice session, recitation, retraining, schooling, skull practice, skull session, toilet training

7. preparation (act) preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)


Synonymshomework, prep


Broader (hypernym)school assignment, schoolwork


Part meronymdidactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching

8. preparation (act) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat


SamplesCooking can be a great art.
People are needed who have experience in cookery.
He left the preparation of meals to his wife.


Synonymscookery, cooking


Broader (hypernym)change of state


Narrower (hyponym)baking, boiling, braising, broil, broiling, browning, cuisine, culinary art, frying, fusion cooking, grilling, percolation, poaching, roasting, sauteing, simmering, stewing, toasting


Part holonymseasoning, tenderisation, tenderization


Domain category membersalcoholise, alcoholise, alcoholize, alcoholize, bake, barbecue, barbeque, baste, beat, blacken, blanch, boil down, boil down, braise, bread, brine, broil, brown, brown sauce, bruise, butterfly, calamari, calamary, can, caramelise, caramelise, caramelize, caramelize, challah, char, Chinese brown sauce, churn, clarify, coddle, concentrate, concentrate, concoct, conserve, cook, cook out, cook up, corn, cream, crisp, crispen, crumb, curry, curry, decoct, deep-fat-fry, deep-fry, devil, dredge, dress, dun, egg, farce, filet, fillet, fire, flavor, flavour, flour, fortify, fortify, french-fry, fricassee, frizzle, frost, fry, ginger, griddle, grill, hallah, hibachi, ice, Jewish rye, Jewish rye bread, jug, lace, lard, marinade, marinate, mask, micro-cook, microwave, nuke, oven broil, ovenbake, overboil, pan roast, pan-broil, pan-fry, parboil, pepper, pickle, precook, pressure-cook, puree, put on, put up, reduce, reduce, render, rice, roast, salt, salt, sauce, saute, savor, savour, scorch, scramble, sear, season, shirr, simmer, souse, spatchcock, spice, spice up, spike, splat, squid, steam, stew, stir fry, strain, stuff, tin, toast, truss, try, whip, whip up, whisk, whomp up, zap, zest









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk