Near rhymes dictionary

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List of near rhymes for the word: things

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Rhymes with 1 syllable

WordBase wordDefinition
bangsbanga conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"
bhangsbhanga preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
bluingsbluinga process that makes something blue (or bluish)
bongsbonga dull resonant sound as of a bell
bringsbringbring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"
bungsbunga plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
clangsclanga loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
clingsclingfruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
cryingscryingthe process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears"
dingsdingan impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
doingsdoingmanner of acting or controlling yourself
dongsdongthe basic unit of money in Vietnam
dungsdungfecal matter of animals
dyingsdyingthe time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
fangsfanghollow or grooved tooth of a venomous snake; used to inject its poison
flingsflingthe act of flinging
flyingsflyingan instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
fryingsfryingcooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
gangsgangtool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together
goingsgoingthe act of departing
gongsgonga percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
hangshanga gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
HmongsHmonga language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
kingsking(chess) the weakest but the most important piece
lingslingelongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
longslongdesire strongly or persistently
lungslungeither of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
lyingslyingthe deliberate act of deviating from the truth
mungsmungerect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
pangspanga sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
pingspinga sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
prongspronga pointed projection
pryingspryingoffensive inquisitiveness
pungspunga one-horse sleigh consisting of a box on runners
ringsringgymnastic apparatus consisting of a pair of heavy metal circles (usually covered with leather) suspended by ropes; used for gymnastic exercises; "the rings require a strong upper body"
rungsrungone of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder
sangssangNorth American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
singssingdivulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
slangsslanga characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
slingsslingbandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
songssongthe act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
spangsspangleap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees"
springsspringa light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
spyingsspyingthe act of detecting something; catching sight of something
stingsstinga swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
stringsstringthe section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
swingsswingchanging location by moving back and forth
tangstangany of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
thingsthingany movable possession (especially articles of clothing); "she packed her things and left"
thongsthonga backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
throngsthronga large gathering of people
tingstinga light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
tongstongany of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
tryingstryingextremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"
tungstungChinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oil
twangstwangexaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
whangswhangthe act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
wingswinga means of flight or ascent; "necessity lends wings to inspiration"
wringswringa twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring"
wrongswrongany harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
yangsyangthe bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology; "yin and yang together produce everything that comes into existence"
zingszingthe activeness of an energetic personality
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Rhymes with 2 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
achingsachinga dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
actingsactingthe performance of a part or role in a drama
agingsagingthe organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
airingsairingthe act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
anglingsanglingfishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
archingsarchingforming or resembling an arch; "an arched ceiling"
armingsarmingthe act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
askingsaskingthe verbal act of requesting
awningsawninga canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
babblingsbabblinggibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
backingsbackingthe act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
baggingsbaggingcoarse fabric used for bags or sacks
baitingsbaitingharassment especially of a tethered animal
bakingsbakingcooking by dry heat in an oven
balkingsbalkingstopping short and refusing to go on; "a balking"; "a balky mule"; "a balky customer"
bandingsbandingan adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
bankingsbankingtransacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.
bantengsbantengwild ox of the Malay Archipelago
bantingsbantingwild ox of the Malay Archipelago
barongsbaronga knife resembling a cleaver; used in the Philippines
barringsbarringthe act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
bastingsbastingmoistening a roast as it is cooking
bathingsbathingthe act of washing yourself (or another person)
battingsbatting(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
bawlingsbawlingloud cries made while weeping
beadingsbeadinga beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
beaglingsbeaglinghunting rabbits with beagles
beamingsbeamingradiating or as if radiating light; "the beaming sun"; "the effulgent daffodils"; "a radiant sunrise"; "a refulgent sunset"
bearingsbearinga rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
beatingsbeatingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
beddingsbeddingcoverings that are used on a bed
bedspringsbedspring(usually plural) one of the springs holding up the mattress of a bed
beggingsbegginga solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
beingsbeinga living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
bellyingsbellyingcurving outward
belongsbelongbe owned by; be in the possession of; "This book belongs to me"
beltingsbeltingthe material of which belts are made
bendingsbendingthe act of bending something
bettingsbettingpreoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
biddingsbidding(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
billingsbillingthe largest city in Montana; located in southern Montana on the Yellowstone river
BillingsBillingsthe largest city in Montana; located in southern Montana on the Yellowstone river
biltongsbiltongmeat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
bindingsbindingthe act of applying a bandage
bingesbingean occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
birdsongsbirdsongthe characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
birlingsbirlingrotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
birthingsbirthingthe process of giving birth
bitingsbitingcausing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"
blackingsblackinga substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear
blastingsblastingcausing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin; "the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit"; "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces"; "a ruinous war"
bleedingsbleedingthe flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
blendingsblendingthe act of blending components together thoroughly
blessingsblessingthe act of praying for divine protection
blindingsblindingshining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun"
blockingsblockingthe act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
bluewingsbluewingAmerican teal
blushingsblushinghaving a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset; "the blushing boy was brought before the Principal"; "her blushful beau"; "was red-faced with anger"
boardingsboardingthe act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
boastingsboastingspeaking of yourself in superlatives
boatingsboatingwater travel for pleasure
bodingsbodinga feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"
boilingsboilingcooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
bombingsbombingan attack by dropping bombs
bondingsbondingfastening firmly together
bookingsbookingemployment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"
boomingsboomingused of the voice
bowingsbowingmanaging the bow in playing a stringed instrument; "the violinist's bowing was excellent"
bowstringsbowstringthe string of an archer's bow
boxingsboxingthe enclosure of something in a package or box
braggingsbraggingan instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
braidingsbraidingtrimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
bramblingsbramblingEurasian finch
branchingsbranchingthe act of branching out or dividing into branches
breakingsbreakingthe act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable"
breathingsbreathingthe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
breedingsbreedingthe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
brewingsbrewingthe production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast
briefingsbriefingdetailed instructions, as for a military operation
bringingsbringingthe act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
broodingsbroodingpersistent morbid meditation on a problem
browningsbrowningcooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill; "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"
browsingsbrowsingthe act of feeding by continual nibbling
bruisingsbruisingbrutally forceful and compelling; "protected from the bruising facts of battle"
brushingsbrushingthe act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick brush"
buddingsbuddingreproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
buildingsbuildingthe act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
bullringsbullringa stadium where bullfights take place
bumblingsbumblinglacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse
buntingsbuntingany of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
burningsburningthe act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
bushingsbushinga cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction
buzzingsbuzzingnoisy like the sound of a bee; "the room was abuzz over the latest scandal"
callingscallingthe particular occupation for which you are trained
campingscampingthe act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
campongscamponga native village in Malaysia
caningscaningwork made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
caringscaringa loving feeling
carpingscarpingpersistent petty and unjustified criticism
carvingscarvingcreating figures or designs in three dimensions
casingscasingthe enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"
castingscastingthe choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
catchingscatchingbecoming infected; "catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"; "the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"
caulkingscaulkinga waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight
ceilingsceilingthe overhead upper surface of a covered space; "he hated painting the ceiling"
changeschangethe action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
chidingschidingrebuking a person harshly
chillingschillingthe process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
chippingschippingthe act of chipping something
chitlingschitlingssmall intestines of hogs prepared as food
churchgoingschurchgoingactively practicing a religion
churningschurning(of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent rapids"
claddingscladdinga protective covering that protects the outside of a building
clangingsclanginghaving a loud resonant metallic sound; "the clangorous locomotive works"; "a clanging gong"
clankingsclankinghaving a hard nonresonant metallic sound; "clanking chains"; "the clanking arms of the soldiers near him"
clappingsclappinga demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
clashingsclashingsharply and harshly discordant; "clashing interests of loggers and conservationists"; "clashing colors"
cleaningscleaningthe act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
cleansingscleansingthe act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
clearingsclearingthe act of removing solid particles from a liquid
climbingsclimbingan event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
clippingsclippingthe act of clipping or snipping
cloningscloninga general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
closingsclosinga concluding action
clothingsclothinga covering designed to be worn on a person's body
clottingsclottingthe process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
cloudingscloudingthe process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
clowningsclowningacting like a clown or buffoon
clubbingsclubbinga condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease
coachingscoachingthe job of a professional coach
coamingscoaminga raised framework around a hatchway on a ship to keep water out
coatingscoatingthe work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
combingscombingthe act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb"
comingscomingarrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); "the advent of the computer"
congescongean abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
cookingscookingthe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
copingscopingbrick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
costingscostingcost accounting
coughingscoughinga sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
couplingscouplingthe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
coursingscoursinghunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent
courtingscourtinga man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"
cowlingscowlingprotective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
crackingscrackingthe act of cracking something
cracklingscracklingsthe crisp residue left after lard has been rendered
cravingscravingan intense desire for some particular thing
cringescringedraw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
cringingscringingtotally submissive
croakingscroakinga harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
crooningscrooningthe act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner
crossingscrossingtraveling across
CummingsCummingsUnited States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962)
cunningscunningcrafty artfulness (especially in deception)
cuppingscuppinga treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
curbingscurbingan edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
cuttingscuttingthe act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
cyclingscyclingthe sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
cymlingscymlingsquash plant having flattened round fruit with a scalloped edge; usually greenish white
dairyingsdairyingthe business of a dairy
dancingsdancingtaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
daringsdaringthe trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"
darlingsdarlingan Australian river; tributary of the Murray River
darningsdarningthe act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
daubingsdaubingthe application of plaster
dawdlingsdawdlingthe deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
dawningsdawningthe first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
dayspringsdayspringthe first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
dazzlingsdazzlingshining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun"
dealingsdealingsocial or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')
defangsdefangremove the fangs from; "defang the poisonous snake"
diggingsdiggingtemporary living quarters
dingdongsdingdonggo `ding dong', like a bell
dingesdingediscoloration due to dirtiness
diphthongsdiphthonga vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another
divingsdivinga headlong plunge into water
dockingsdockingthe act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes
doggingsdoggingrelentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit; "impossible to escape the dogging fears"
DorkingsDorkingan English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled)
dotingsdotingextravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; "adoring grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"
doublingsdoublingraising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff"
doubtingsdoubtingmarked by or given to doubt; "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"
downswingsdownswinga worsening of business or economic activity; "the market took a downturn"
draftingsdraftingthe craft of drawing blueprints
drawingsdrawingthe act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
drawstringsdrawstringa tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening; "he pulled the drawstring and closed the bag"
dreamingsdreaminga series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"
dressingsdressingthe act of applying a bandage
drillingsdrillingthe act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
drinkingsdrinkingthe act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
drippingsdrippingfat that exudes from meat and drips off while it is being roasted or fried
drivingsdrivingthe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
droppingsdroppingfecal matter of animals
drubbingsdrubbingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
dubbingsdubbinga new soundtrack that is added to a film
duckingsduckingthe act of wetting something by submerging it
ducklingsducklingyoung duck
dugongsdugongsirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia; the flat tail is bilobate
dumpingsdumpingselling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market
dumplingsdumplingssmall balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
dwellingsdwellinghousing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
earningsearningthe excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
earringsearringjewelry to ornament the ear; usually clipped to the earlobe or fastened through a hole in the lobe
earthlingsearthlingan inhabitant of the earth
eatingseatingthe act of consuming food
edgingsedgingborder consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
emptyingsemptyingthe act of removing the contents of something
endingsendingthe act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
erringserringcapable of making an error; "all men are error-prone"
etchingsetchingmaking engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
facingsfacingproviding something with a surface of a different material
fadingsfadingweakening in force or intensity; "attenuation in the volume of the sound"
failingsfailingfailure to reach a minimum required performance; "his failing the course led to his disqualification"; "he got two flunks on his report"
fallingsfallingcoming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"
farmingsfarmingagriculture considered as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"
farthingsfarthinga former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny
fastingsfastingabstaining from food
fawningsfawningattempting to win favor by flattery
feastingsfeastingeating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
feedingsfeedingthe act of consuming food
feelingsfeelingemotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity); "the remark hurt his feelings"
feigningsfeigningthe act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
fencingsfencingthe art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
fieldingsfielding(baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
fightingsfightingthe act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
filingsfilingpreservation and methodical arrangement as of documents and papers etc.; "I have some filing to do"
fillingsfillingthe act of filling something
findingsfindinga collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
firingsfiringthe act of discharging a gun
fishingsfishingthe act of someone who fishes as a diversion
fittingsfittingputting clothes on to see whether they fit
fixingsfixingthe accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity); "an elaborate formal dinner with all the fixings"; "he bought a Christmas tree and trimmings to decorate it"
fizzingsfizzinghissing and bubbling
flamingsflamingthe process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
flangesflangea projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
flashingsflashingsheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing
fledglingsfledglingyoung bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
FlemingsFleminga native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian
flirtingsflirtingplayful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
floatingsfloatingthe act of someone who floats on the water
floggingsfloggingbeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
floodingsfloodinga technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
flooringsflooringthe inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure); "they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"; "we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent"
flutingsflutinga groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
foamingsfoamingproducing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease; "the rabid animal's frothing mouth"
foilingsfoilingan act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
foldingsfoldingthe act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"
folksongsfolksonga song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
foolingsfoolingcharacterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter"
footingsfootinga place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
foregoingsforegoingespecially of writing or speech; going before
forewingsforewingeither of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings
forgingsforgingshaping metal by heating and hammering
foundingsfoundingthe act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
foundlingsfoundlinga child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown
framingsframingformulation of the plans and important details; "the framing of judicial decrees"
freezingsfreezingthe withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
fringesfringean ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
friskingsfriskingthe act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs; "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"
frostingsfrostinga flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
fruitingsfruitingcapable of bearing fruit
fundingsfundingthe act of financing
furlongsfurlonga unit of length equal to 220 yards
furringsfurringstrip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
gamingsgamingthe act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
GangesGangesan Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal; a sacred river of the Hindus
gapingsgapingwith the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; "the gaping audience"; "we stood there agape with wonder"; "with mouth agape"
gassingsgassingthe deliberate act of poisoning some person or animal with gas
gaywingsgaywingscommon trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals
gearingsgearingwheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
geebungsgeebungany of numerous shrubs and small trees having hard narrow leaves and long-lasting yellow or white flowers followed by small edible but insipid fruits
geldingsgeldingcastrated male horse
gettingsgettingthe act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
gildingsgildinga coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
ginsengsginsengChinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers
givingsgivingdisposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return; "the alumni followed a program of annual giving"
gleamingsgleamingan appearance of reflected light
glidingsglidingthe activity of flying a glider
gloamingsgloamingthe time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
gloomingsgloomingdepressingly dark; "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic"
golfingsgolfingplaying golf; "he goes south every winter for the golfing"
goringsgoringGerman politician in Nazi Germany who founded the Gestapo and mobilized Germany for war (1893-1946)
goslingsgoslingyoung goose
graftingsgraftingthe act of grafting something onto something else
grainingsgraininga texture like that of wood
grangesgrangean outlying farm
grapplingsgrapplingthe sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
gratingsgratingoptical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum
grazingsgrazingthe act of brushing against while passing
greeningsgreeningthe phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored; "the annual rejuvenation of the landscape"
greenwingsgreenwingcommon teal of Eurasia and North America
greetingsgreeting(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
grillingsgrillingcooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
grindingsgrindinga harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
groomingsgroomingthe activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
groundingsgroundingfastening electrical equipment to earth
groundlingsgroundlingin Elizabethan theater: a playgoer in the cheap standing section
groupingsgroupingany number of entities (members) considered as a unit
growingsgrowing(electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
grudgingsgrudgingpetty or reluctant in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip"
grumblingsgrumblinga complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
grungesgrungethe state of being covered with unclean things
guessingsguessingan estimate based on little or no information
guidingsguidingshowing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress"
hairspringshairspringa fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece
haltingshaltingfragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few halting words of sorrow"
hamstringshamstringone of the tendons at the back of the knee
handspringshandspringan acrobatic feat in which a person goes from a standing position to a handstand and back again
hangingshangingthe act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
hastingshastingthe decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest
HastingsHastingsthe decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest
hatchingshatchingshading consisting of multiple crossing lines
hauntingshauntingcontinually recurring to the mind; "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy
hawkingshawkingthe act of selling goods for a living
hayingshayingthe season for cutting and drying and storing grass as fodder
headingsheadinga horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
headspringsheadspringthe source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
healingshealingthe natural process by which the body repairs itself
hearingshearingthe act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
heartstringsheartstringyour deepest feelings of love and compassion; "many adoption cases tug at the heartstrings"
heatingsheatingutility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"
heavingsheavingthrowing something heavy (with great effort); "he gave it a mighty heave"; "he was not good at heaving passes"
hedgingshedgingan intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
helpingshelpingan individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
herringsherringcommercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
hidingshidingthe activity of keeping something secret
hingeshingea joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
hissingshissinga fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"
hoardingshoardinglarge outdoor signboard
holdingsholdingthe act of retaining something
homingshomingorienting or directing homeward or to a destination; "the homing instinct"; "a homing beacon"
housingshousingstable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
humblingshumblingcausing awareness of your shortcomings; "golf is a humbling game"
hummingshummingthe act of singing with closed lips
huntingshuntingthe pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
hurdlingshurdlinga footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles
hurlingshurlinga traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each
hurryingshurryingchanging location rapidly
huskingshuskingthe removal of covering
hustingshustingsthe activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
icingsicing(ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
inklingsinklinga slight suggestion or vague understanding; "he had no inkling what was about to happen"
inningsinningthe batting turn of a cricket player or team
itchingsitchingan irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
janglingsjanglinglike the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together; "cowboys with jangling spurs"
jarringsjarringmaking or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
jeeringsjeeringshowing your contempt by derision
jerkingsjerkingan abrupt spasmodic movement
jestingsjestingcharacterized by jokes and good humor
joggingsjoggingrunning at a jog trot as a form of cardiopulmonary exercise
joiningsjoiningthe act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
jostlingsjostlingthe act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
jottingsjottinga brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
jugglingsjugglingthrowing and catching several objects simultaneously
kampongskamponga native village in Malaysia
keepingskeepingthe act of retaining something
kenningskenningconventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry
kiangskiangwild ass of Tibet and Mongolia
killingskillingthe act of terminating a life
knittingsknittingcreating knitted wear
knockingsknockingthe sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing); "the knocking grew louder"
knowingsknowinga clear and certain mental apprehension
lacingslacingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
ladingsladinggoods carried by a large vehicle
laggingslaggingused to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat
landingslandingthe act of coming to land after a voyage
lappingslappingcovering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
lapwingslapwinglarge crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
lashingslashinga large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
latchstringslatchstringopener consisting of a string that can be passed through a hole in a door for raising the latch from outside
laughingslaughingshowing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness; "laughing children"
layingslayingthe production of eggs (especially in birds)
leachingsleachingthe process of leaching
leadingsleadingthe activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"
leaningsleaningthe act of deviating from a vertical position
learningslearningthe cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"
leavingsleavingthe act of departing
leeringsleeringshowing sly or knowing malice in a glance; "she had run in fear of...his evil leering eye"- Amy Lowell
leggingslegginga garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle)
lemmingslemmingany of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
lendingslendingdisposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
lettingslettingproperty that is leased or rented out or let
lickingslickingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
lightingslightingthe act of setting something on fire
lightningslightningthe flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more
likingslikinga feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
limpingslimpingdisability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
liningsliningthe act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)
listingslistingthe act of making a list of items
livingslivingthe experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
loadingsloadingthe labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.; "the loading took 2 hours"
loafingsloafinghaving no employment
loaningsloaningdisposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
loathingsloathinghate coupled with disgust
lodgingslodgingtemporary living quarters
loggingsloggingthe work of cutting down trees for timber
longingslongingprolonged unfulfilled desire or need
lookingslookingthe act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
loopingslooping(computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained; "the solution is obtained by iteration"
lootingslootingplundering during riots or in wartime
losingslosingsomething lost (especially money lost at gambling)
loungesloungea room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
lovingslovingfeeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
lugingslugingriding a light one-man toboggan
lungeslungethe act of moving forward suddenly
lutingslutinga substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid
lynchingslynchingputting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
mahjongsmahjongChinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles
mailingsmailingthe transmission of a letter; "the postmark indicates the time of mailing"
mainspringsmainspringthe most important spring in a mechanical device (especially a clock or watch); as it uncoils it drives the mechanism
makingsmakingthe act that results in something coming to be; "the devising of plans"; "the fashioning of pots and pans"; "the making of measurements"; "it was already in the making"
mangesmangea persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)
mappingsmapping(genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome
marblingsmarblingthe intermixture of fat and lean in a cut of meat
markingsmarkingthe act of making a visible mark on a surface
maskingsmaskingthe act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
matingsmatingthe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
mattingsmattingmounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
meaningsmeaningthe idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
meetingsmeetingthe act of joining together as one; "the merging of the two groups occurred quickly"; "there was no meeting of minds"
meltingsmeltingthe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
mendingsmendingthe act of putting something in working order again
mergingsmergingthe act of joining together as one; "the merging of the two groups occurred quickly"; "there was no meeting of minds"
meshingsmeshingthe act of interlocking or meshing; "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"
middlingsmiddlingany commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)
mincingsmincingaffectedly dainty or refined
miningsminingthe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
mockingsmockingabusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
moldingsmoldingthe act of creating something by casting it in a mold
mooringsmooring(nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
morningsmorninga conventional expression of greeting or farewell
mouldingsmouldinga preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
moultingsmoultingperiodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
mountingsmountingframework used for support or display
mourningsmourningthe passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
muggingsmuggingassault with intent to rob
mumblingsmumblingineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
musingsmusinga calm, lengthy, intent consideration
mustangsmustangsmall hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish
namingsnamingthe act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
NankingsNankinga city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China; the scene of a Japanese massacre in the 1930s
neckingsneckingaffectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
nestlingsnestlingyoung bird not yet fledged
nettingsnettingcreating nets
nigglingsniggling(informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
noddingsnoddinghaving branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"
noggingsnoggingrough brick masonry used to fill in the gaps in a wooden frame
nothingsnothingsinconsequential conversation; "they traded a few nothings as they parted"
nursingsnursingthe work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
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