2 Person

Use this domain for general words for a person or all mankind.

Louw Nida Codes: 
9 People
9A Human Beings
  • What words refer to a single member of the human race?
    person, human being, man, individual, figure
  • What words refer to a person when you aren't sure who the person is?
    someone, somebody
  • What words refer to more than one person?
    people, folks, population, the public, populace,
  • What words refer to the entire human race?
    man, men, mankind, the human race, humanity, humankind,
  • What words describe something characteristic of all people?
    human (adj), human nature
  • What words describe something characteristic of one person?
    personal, personally,
  • What words refer to no person?
    no one, nobody
  • 2.1 Body

    Use this domain for general words for the whole human body, and general words for any part of the body. Use a drawing or photo to label each part. Some words may be more general than others are and include some of the other words. For instance 'head' is more general than 'face' or 'nose'. Be sure that both general and specific parts are labeled.

    OMC Codes: 
    140 Human Biology
    141 Anthropometry
    142 Descriptive Somatology
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    8 Body, Body Parts, and Body Products
    8A Body
    8B Parts of the Body
  • What words refer to the body?
    body,
  • What words refer to the shape of a person's body?
    build, figure, physique,
  • What general words refer to a part of the body?
    part of the body, body part, anatomy, appendage, member, orifice,
  • What words describe something about your body?
    physical, physically, bodily,
  • What words refer to cells?
    cell, cellular, chromosome, protoplasm,
  • 2.1.1 Head

    Use this domain for the parts of the head.

  • What words refer to the head?
    head
  • What are the parts of the head?
    feature, scalp, back of the head, chin, temple, poll, skull, brain,
  • What are the parts of the face?
    face, forehead, cheek, chin, cleft (in chin), dimple (in cheek), jaw,
  • What are the parts of the neck?
    neck, nape (back of the neck), throat, Adam's apple, wrinkle, fold in skin of neck
  • What words describe the parts of a person's face?
    facial, thin (face), high (forehead), thick (eyebrows), long (eyelashes), beady (eyes), stubby (nose), fleshy (cheeks), narrow (mouth), double chin
  • 2.1.1.1 Eye

    Use this domain for words related to the eye.

  • What words refer to an eye?
    eye,
  • What are the parts of the eye?
    eyebrow, brow, eyelash, lash, eyelid, lid, pupil, cornea, iris, white, eyeball, ball of the eye, corner of the eye, tear duct, retina, eye socket,
  • What words describe a person's eyes?
    bloodshot, bleary, bleary-eyed, beady eyes, thick (eyebrows), long (eyelashes), blue-eyed, cross-eyed,
  • What do the eyes do?
    see, cry, water,
  • What words refer to the eyes moving?
    look cross-eyed, roll, flicker, raise, lower, glaze,
  • What words refer to the eyelids moving?
    blink, wink, close, open, squint, open wide (in amazement), bat (eyelids), flutter,
  • What do people do to their eyes?
    rub (your eyes), cover (your eyes)
  • What do the eyes produce?
    tears,
  • What words refer to the material that collects in the corner of the eyes while sleeping?
    sleep, sand, matter
  • What words refer to the pupil of the eye getting bigger or smaller?
    dilate
  • What words describe something to do with the eyes?
    optic, retinal,
  • 2.1.1.2 Ear

    Use this domain for words related to the ear.

  • What words refer to an ear?
    ear,
  • What are the parts of the ear?
    earlobe, lobe, inner ear, eardrum, tympanum, Eustachian tube, auditory nerve, canal, cochlea,
  • What words describe a person's ears?
    stick out,
  • What do the ears do?
    hear,
  • What words refer to the ears moving?
    wiggle,
  • What do people do to their ears?
    scratch, pick (your ear), clean, cup (put hand behind to help hearing), pierce (for earrings),
  • What do people do to their ears so they won't hear something?
    plug your ears, cover your ears, stuff cotton in your ears, stick your fingers in your ears, earplugs
  • What do the ears produce?
    wax, earwax,
  • What do people use to clean their ears?
    Q-tip
  • What words describe something to do with the ears?
    aural,
  • 2.1.1.3 Nose

    Use this domain for words related to the nose.

  • What words refer to the nose?
    nose,
  • What are the parts of the nose?
    nostril, bridge, septum, sinus, nasal passage, mucous membrane,
  • What words describe a person's nose?
    pointed, flat, turned-up, snub-nosed, stubby, wide, long, upturned, hooked, aquiline,
  • What does the nose do?
    smell, breathe,
  • What words describe the way air moves through the nose?
    sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snort, snuffle, wheeze
  • What words refer to the nose moving?
    nostrils flare, wrinkle your nose,
  • What do people do to their nose?
    hold your nose, pierce (the septum), put a ring in (the nose)
  • What words describe something to do with the nose?
    nasal,
  • 2.1.1.4 Mouth

    Use this domain for words related to the mouth. Do not use this domain for words referring to eating, drinking, or speaking.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23B Processes Involving the Mouth, Other Than Eating and Drinking x
  • What words refer to the mouth?
    mouth,
  • What are the parts of the mouth?
    lip, tongue, tooth, gum, uvula, palate, alveolar ridge, mouth cavity, roof, velum, throat,
  • What words describe a person's mouth?
    narrow, curved, thin lips, thick lips,
  • What do people do with their mouth?
    breathe, talk, eat, taste, clear your throat, suck, blow, kiss, gag,
  • What words refer to moving the mouth?
    open, close, smile, purse your lips,
  • What words refer to yawning?
    yawn, yawn (n),
  • What words refer to vomiting?
    vomit (v), vomit (n), regurgitate, disgorge, heave, retch, throw up,
  • What do people do with their tongue?
    lick, lick your lips, stick your tongue out, click your tongue, bite your tongue,
  • What do people do to their mouth?
    wipe, cover, gag someone,
  • What words describe something to do with the mouth?
    oral, orally, labial, palatal, velar,
  • 2.1.1.5 Tooth

    Use this domain for words related to the teeth.

  • What words refer to a tooth?
    tooth, incisor, canine tooth, molar, wisdom tooth, milk tooth, baby tooth,
  • What are the parts of a tooth?
    enamel, root, crown, ivory,
  • What words describe a person's teeth?
    even, crooked, decayed, white, yellow,
  • What do the teeth do?
    bite, chew,
  • What words refer to moving the teeth against each other?
    grind, gnash,
  • What do people do to their teeth?
    pick,
  • What words describe something to do with the teeth?
    dental,
  • 2.1.2 Torso

    Use this domain for the parts of the torso.

  • What words refer to the torso?
    body, trunk, torso, abdomen, abdominal,
  • What are the parts of the torso?
    shoulder, chest, breast, bust, nipple, teat, bosom, stomach, belly, tummy, navel, belly button, back, lower back, rear end, buttock, bottom, behind, side, waist, middle, hip, girdle, groin, hollow part of hip, anus, lumbar, midriff, pectoral, pubis, thorax, thoracic,
  • 2.1.3 Limb

    Use this domain for words referring to a limb--either an arm or a leg.

  • What words refer to a limb?
    limb, extremity, arms and legs
  • 2.1.3.1 Arm

    Use this domain for the parts of the arm.

  • What words refer to the arm?
    arm
  • What are the parts of the arm?
    shoulder, armpit, upper arm, elbow, funny bone (nerve in elbow), forearm, lower arm, wrist,
  • What words refer to the hand?
    hand, right hand, left hand, heel of hand, palm, back of hand
  • What words refer to a part of an arm when it is in a particular position?
    crook (of the arm when it is bent), fist,
  • 2.1.3.2 Leg

    Use this domain for the parts of the leg and foot.

  • What general words refer to the entire leg?
    leg
  • What are the parts of the leg?
    upper leg, groin, thigh, knee, kneecap, lower leg, calf, shin, ankle, 'wing', foot, heel, sole, ball of foot, the outside part of foot, instep, arch, shank,
  • What words refer to a part of a leg when it is in a particular position?
    lap,
  • What words describe a person's legs?
    pigeon toed, knock-kneed, bow-legged, flat-footed,
  • 2.1.3.3 Finger, toe

    Use this domain for words related to the fingers and toes.

  • What general words refer to the fingers and toes?
    finger, toe, digit,
  • What are the names of each finger?
    thumb, index finger, forefinger, middle finger, ring finger, little finger
  • What are the names of each toe?
    big toe, first toe, middle toe, third toe, little toe
  • What words refer to the parts of a finger or toe?
    knuckle, fingertip, fingerprint,
  • What words refer to a fingernail or toenail?
    nail, fingernail, toenail
  • What are the parts of a fingernail?
    cuticle, root
  • 2.1.4 Skin

    Use this domain for words related to the skin.

  • What general words refer to the skin?
    skin, hide, dermis, epidermal, epidermis, pore
  • What words refer to thick skin?
    callus, calloused,
  • What words refer to a line in the skin?
    line, wrinkle, fold, crease,
  • What words refer to spots on a person's skin?
    spot, freckle, birthmark, wart, corn, mole, blemish, blotch, scar,
  • What words refer to small sores in the skin?
    pimple, acne, zit, whitehead, blackhead,
  • What words refer to the color of a person's skin?
    skin color, coloring, complexion, pigment,
  • What words describe the color of a person's skin?
    flesh (colored), white, black, blotchy, red, bloom, blush, fair, dark, florid, glowing, sanguine, swarthy, albino,
  • What words describe the color of a person's skin when they are sick or afraid?
    pale, anemic, ashen, bloodless, cadaverous, deathly, flushed, ghastly, lurid, pallid, pallor, pale-faced, pale as death, pale as a ghost, pasty, sallow, wan, white as a sheet, go white, turn blue,
  • What words describe the condition of a person's skin?
    skin condition, clear, oily, dry, cracked, loose, smooth, soft, rough, flake, scale, peel, scarred,
  • What words describe your skin when you have been in the sun?
    sunburn, tan, tanned, suntan, burn, blister,
  • What words refer to the small bumps on your skin when you are cold, ill, or frightened?
    goose flesh, goose pimples, goose bumps,
  • 2.1.5 Hair

    Use this domain for words related to hair.

  • What words refer to hair?
    hair,
  • What word refer to one hair?
    strand
  • What are the parts of a hair?
    follicle, root, end, split end
  • What words refer to hair on different parts of the body?
    head hair, forelock, body hair, pubic hair
  • What words refer to hair on the face?
    beard, mustache, whiskers, sideburns, goatee, facial hair, peach fuzz
  • What words describe types of hair?
    kinky, curl, curly, wavy, straight, coarse, fine, thick, thin,
  • What words describe the color of hair?
    blond, red, auburn, chestnut, fair, dark, grizzled, mousy, ginger, sandy,
  • What words describe someone who has hair of a particular color?
    blonde, brunette, redhead, towhead, redheaded, fair-haired, dark-haired, black-haired, grey-haired,
  • What words describe the direction hair grows on the head?
    cowlick, crown
  • What words describe someone who has lots of hair?
    hairy, bearded, bushy,
  • What words describe a man who has lost his hair?
    bald, bald spot, thinning hair, receding hairline
  • What words refer to dirt in the hair?
    dandruff, dander,
  • 2.1.6 Bone, joint

    Use this domain for words related to the bones and joints.

  • What general words refer to a bone?
    bone, bony,
  • What words refer to the entire set of bones?
    skeleton, skeletal
  • What words refer to specific bones?
    skull, jawbone, shoulder blade, collarbone, clavicle, backbone, rib, hip, tibia, tailbone, carpal, carpus, cranium, femur, fibula, humerus, mandible, mandibular, maxillary, metacarpus, metacarpal, metatarsus, metatarsal, parietal bone, pelvis, pelvic, radius, shinbone, spine, sternum, tarsus, ulna, vertebra, vertebral,
  • What are the parts of a bone?
    marrow
  • What words refer to a joint between two bones?
    joint, knuckle (of finger), elbow, knee, hip, coronal suture,
  • What are the parts of a joint?
    cartilage, tendon, fluid sack, socket, ball
  • What words refer to the sounds made by popping the knuckles?
    to crack (your knuckles), pop
  • 2.1.7 Flesh

    Use this domain for words related to the soft tissue of the body.

  • What general words refer to the soft tissue?
    flesh, fleshy, tissue, soft tissue
  • What types of soft tissue are there?
    connective tissue, fat, cartilage, gland, lymph gland, membrane, fiber, sheath, vesicle,
  • What words refer to the muscles?
    muscle, meat, muscular, biceps, triceps, extensor, retractor, gluteus, smooth muscle, sphincter, striated muscle,
  • What words describe someone's flesh or muscles?
    muscular, firm, flabby, fleshy,
  • What words refer to the tendons?
    tendon, ligament, sinew, hamstring
  • 2.1.8 Internal organs

    Use this domain for words referring to the internal organs.

  • What general words refer to the internal organs?
    organ, internal organ, gut, gland, system, systemic, vascular system, vas, cortex, sac,
  • What are the names of each of the internal organs?
    liver, hepatic, appendix, gall bladder, pancreas, pancreatic, spleen, lymphatic, lymph node, peritoneum,
  • What are the parts of the lungs?
    lung, pulmonary system, lobe, sack, diaphragm, respiratory system,
  • What are the parts of the intestines?
    intestine, intestinal tract, gut, bowel, small intestine, large intestine, colon, transverse colon, rectum, anus
  • What are the parts of the kidneys and bladder?
    kidney, bladder, urethra, ureter, urinary, nephritic, renal,
  • What words refer to the glands?
    adrenal, endocrine, pituitary, thyroid, thymus, sweat gland, salivary gland, mammary gland, hormone, hormonal,
  • What are the parts of the throat?
    throat, trachea, esophagus, Adam's apple, bronchus, bronchial, windpipe, pharyngeal, pharynx, gullet, epiglottis, glottal, glottis, laryngeal, larynx,
  • What are the parts of the nervous system?
    brain, spinal column, spinal cord, nerve, nervous, nerve ending, synapse, synaptic, cerebellum, cerebrum, ganglion, hypothalamus, neural, neuron,
  • 2.1.8.1 Heart

    Use this domain for functions of the heart and blood veins.

  • What are the parts of the heart?
    heart, chamber, atrium, ventricle, valve, cardiac,
  • What are the parts of the blood vessels?
    circulatory system, blood vessel, aorta, vein, venous, artery, arterial, capillary, jugular, pericardium, pericardial,
  • What words refer to the heart beating?
    beat (v), thump, throb,
  • What words refer to the heart beating quickly?
    pound, race, rapid heart beat,
  • What words refer to the heart beating in a bad way?
    heart murmur, irregular heart beat, skip a beat,
  • What words refer to the heartbeat?
    beat (n), heartbeat, pulse, rhythm,
  • What words refer to listening to the heart beating?
    take someone's pulse, listen to someone's heartbeat, feel for a pulse,
  • What words refer to the heart moving blood?
    pump,
  • What words refer to blood moving through the veins?
    flow, circulate, blood pressure,
  • What words refer to the heart stopping?
    stop beating, heart attack,
  • 2.1.8.2 Stomach

    Use this domain for words referring to the stomach and to the normal functions of the stomach. Do not use this domain for stomach illness.

  • What are the parts of the stomach?
    stomach, tummy, digestive tract, lining,
  • What does the stomach do?
    digest (food), digestion, burp, hunger, be empty, be full, distend, fill with gas
  • What noises does the stomach make?
    rumble, grumble, gurgle
  • What words refer to the contents of the stomach?
    contents (of the stomach), undigested food, acid, digestive juices, gas,
  • What words describe something to do with the stomach?
    gastric, gastrointestinal, abdominal,
  • 2.1.8.3 Male organs

    Use this domain for words related to the male reproductive organs.

  • What general words refer to the reproductive organs?
    reproductive organs, sexual organs, genitals, gonad, pubes, privates,
  • What words refer to the male organs?
    penis, scrotum, testicle, testis, foreskin, loins
  • What do the male organs do?
    swell, enlarge, erect, erection, ejaculate, ejaculation,
  • What words refer to the liquid produced?
    semen, sperm, seminal,
  • What words describe something to do with the male organs?
    reproductive, genital, sexual,
  • 2.1.8.4 Female organs

    Use this domain for words related to the female reproductive organs and a woman's monthly menstrual cycle. Some of these terms may be taboo. Care must be exercised in which terms are included in the dictionary. A group of women should decide which terms are 'public' and can go in the dictionary, and which would be considered taboo, overly crude, or embarrassing. For example some societies have been afraid that their women will be taken advantage of if these terms are known.

    OMC Codes: 
    841 Menstruation
  • What words refer to the female organs?
    breast, nipple, vagina, clitoris, uterus, womb, ovary, egg, vulva, labia majora, labia minora, vestibule, genitals, private parts,
  • What words refer to a woman's monthly menstrual cycle?
    menstrual cycle
  • What words refer to the time of bleeding?
    menstruate, period, having (your) period, time of month, menstruation,
  • What words refer to the discharge?
    menses,
  • What materials are used by women to absorb the discharge?
    sanitary towel, sanitary napkin, tampon, pad, menstrual cloth,
  • What words describe something to do with the female organs?
    reproductive, genital, sexual, vaginal, menstrual,
  • What words refer to the time in a woman's life when she stops menstruating?
    menopause,
  • 2.2 Body functions

    Use this domain for the functions and actions of the whole body. Use the subdomains in this section for functions, actions, secretions, and products of various parts of the body. In each domain include any special words that are used of animals.

    OMC Codes: 
    147 Physiological Data
    514 Elimination
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    8C Physiological Products of the Body
    23 Physiological Processes and States
  • What general words refer to the functions of the body?
    function
  • What general words refer to secretions of the body?
    secrete, secretion, excrete, excretion, product, fluid, body fluids, discharge, flux,
  • What words refer to bile?
    bile, gall (fluid from the liver stored in the gall bladder)
  • 2.2.1 Breathe, breath

    Use this domain for words related to breathing.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23J Breathe, Breath
  • What words refer to breathing?
    breathe, rise and fall (of the chest),
  • What words refer to the process of breathing?
    breathing, breath, respiration,
  • What words refer to breathing in?
    breathe in, take a breath, inhale, gasp, draw breath, whiff,
  • What words refer to breathing out?
    breathe out, exhale, blow,
  • What words refer to making noise when you breathe?
    sniff, snore, snort, sigh, hiss, sniffle, snuffle, hiccup,
  • What words refer to breathing quickly?
    breathe hard, pant, huff and puff, gulp,
  • What words refer to breathing quickly or with difficulty because of running or working hard?
    breathless, out of breath, draw breath,
  • What words refer to breathing with difficulty?
    gasp, wheeze, short of breath,
  • What words refer to breathing normally after running or working hard?
    get your breath back,
  • What words refer to stopping yourself from breathing?
    hold your breath,
  • What words refer to being unable to breathe?
    can't breathe, choke, suffocate,
  • What words refer to stopping breathing?
    expire, draw your last breath, death rattle,
  • What words refer to killing someone by stopping them from breathing?
    choke, strangle, suffocate, smother,
  • What words refer to helping someone who has stopped breathing to breathe again?
    give artificial respiration,
  • 2.2.2 Cough, sneeze

    Use this domain for words related to coughing, sneezing, and other actions of the mouth and nose.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23B Processes Involving the Mouth, Other Than Eating and Drinking
  • What words refer to coughing?
    cough, cough (n)
  • What words refer to sneezing?
    sneeze, sneeze (n)
  • What words refer to burping?
    burp, burp (n), belch, belch (n),
  • What words refer to hiccupping?
    hiccup (v), hiccup (n), have the hiccups,
  • 2.2.3 Spit, saliva

    Use this domain for words related to spitting.

  • What words refer to spitting?
    spit, spit out, expectorate, spew,
  • What words refer to saliva?
    saliva, spit, spittle, sputum, phlegm, drool, slobber, drivel,
  • What words refer to letting saliva run out of your mouth?
    drool, slobber, drivel, dribble,
  • What words refer to the production of saliva?
    salivate, mouth waters, juices flow, salivation,
  • What words refer to not having any saliva in your mouth?
    mouth is dry,
  • What words refer to the sound made when spitting?
    ptui,
  • 2.2.4 Mucus

    Use this domain for words related to mucus in the nose.

  • What does the nose produce?
    mucus, snot, booger
  • What words express how mucus drains from the nose?
    run, runny nose, be stuffed up
  • What do people do with mucus?
    blow your nose, pick your nose, wipe your nose,
  • What do people use to blow their nose?
    handkerchief, hanky, tissue,
  • 2.2.5 Bleed, blood

    Use this domain for words related to blood and bleeding.

  • What words refer to bleeding?
    to bleed, nosebleed, flow (from a wound), ooze, hemorrhage,
  • What words refer to bleeding quickly?
    pour, stream from, spurt, gush,
  • What words refer to stopping bleeding?
    coagulate, staunch, to stop bleeding, to block bleeding, apply a tourniquet
  • What words refer to blood?
    blood, drop of blood
  • What words refer to blood when it dries?
    clot, scab, blood stain,
  • What words describe something that has blood on it?
    bloody, bloodstained, gory, gruesome,
  • What words refer to a lot of blood?
    pool of blood,
  • What words refer to giving blood to someone?
    give blood, blood transfusion,
  • What words refer to the type of blood a person has?
    blood type,
  • 2.2.6 Sweat

    Use this domain for words related to sweating.

  • What words refer to sweating?
    sweat (v), perspire, be dripping with sweat, sweat like a pig,
  • What words refer to sweat?
    sweat (n), perspiration,
  • What words are used to describe a person beginning to sweat?
    break out in a sweat, break into a sweat, begin to sweat
  • What happens to sweat?
    dry,
  • What do people do about sweat?
    bathe, use deodorant, wash clothes, wipe sweat from your forehead,
  • What words describe a person who has been sweating?
    sweaty, drenched with sweat
  • What words describe the smell of sweat?
    smell sweaty, smelly, stink, body odor, natural smell of sweat, smell of old people, smell of someone who never bathes
  • What is a drop of sweat called?
    bead of sweat
  • 2.2.7 Urinate, urine

    Use this domain for words related to urination.

  • What words refer to urinating?
    urinate, pee, piss, take a piss, take a leak,
  • What words refer to urine?
    urine, pee,
  • Where do people urinate?
    urinal
  • What do the kidneys and bladder do?
    produce urine, store urine
  • What words refer to a kidney stone?
    kidney stone, pass (a kidney stone)
  • 2.2.8 Defecate, feces

    Use this domain for words related to defecation.

    OMC Codes: 
    514 Elimination
  • What words refer to defecating?
    defecate, go to the bathroom, have a bowel movement, void, excrete, poop, take a crap, evacuate your bowels, purge your bowels, void,
  • What words refer to feces?
    feces, manure, crap, droppings, dung, excrement, fecal, guano, pile, stool, waste, shit,
  • What words refer to when the feces are liquid?
    diarrhea, loose bowel
  • What words refer to when it is difficult to defecate?
    constipation, constipated
  • What words refer to cleaning after defecating?
    wipe (yourself, your anus),
  • What things do people use to clean themselves?
    toilet paper
  • What things are used for babies?
    diaper, nappies
  • Where do people defecate?
    bathroom, toilet, latrine
  • What words refer to the smell of feces?
    fetid, malodorous, putrid,
  • What words are used of intestinal gas?
    gas, pass gas, break wind, fart
  • 2.3 Sense, perceive

    Use this domain for general words related to all the senses--sight, hearing, smell, taste, and feeling. Some languages may not distinguish some of these senses, and some languages may have words for other senses. There are also other senses that animals have. If your language has words for other senses, include them here.

    OMC Codes: 
    151 Sensation and Perception
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    24 Sensory Events and States
    24G General Sensory Perception
  • What words refer to sensing something using one of the senses?
    feel, sense, perceive, notice, detect, distinguish
  • What words refer to the ability to sense something?
    sense, perception,
  • What words refer to all the senses?
    senses
  • What words refer to something that you sense?
    feeling, sensation, perception,
  • What words describe something that can be sensed?
    perceptible, noticeable, detectable, distinguishable
  • What words describe something that cannot be sensed?
    unperceived, imperceptible, unnoticeable, undetectable, undetected, indistinguishable,
  • What words describe someone who can sense things better than other people?
    sensitive, perceptive, acute sense,
  • 2.3.1 See

    Use this domain for words related to seeing something (in general or without conscious choice).

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    24A See
  • What words refer to seeing something?
    see, set eyes on, witness, see something with your own eyes, behold, notice, perceive, get an eyeful,
  • What words refer to seeing something for a very short time?
    catch sight of, catch a glimpse of, get a look at,
  • What words refer to seeing something that you have been looking for?
    spot, sight, observe,
  • What words refer to seeing something with difficulty?
    make out, distinguish,
  • What words refer to the ability to see?
    sight, sense of sight, vision, eyesight,
  • What words refer to someone who sees something?
    observer, beholder, witness, eyewitness, onlooker, spectator, viewer,
  • What words refer to something that is seen?
    sight, view, scene, scenery, picture, show, spectacle, vision, vista, panorama,
  • What words refer to an occasion of seeing?
    sight, at first sight, your first sight of,
  • What words describe how well a person can see?
    blind, astigmatism, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, cross-eyed, eyesight, good eyesight, poor eyesight, farsighted, lynx-eyed, myopia, myopic, nearsighted, purblind, sightless, visionless,
  • What words refer to doing something so that someone can't see?
    blindfold, blind, dazzle, block someone's view,
  • What words describe something that has to do with seeing?
    seeing, optic, optical, visual,
  • 2.3.1.1 Look

    Use this domain for words that refer to looking at someone or something--to see something because you want to.

  • What words refer to consciously looking at something?
    look, look at, view, observe, eye (v), cast an eye on, watch, take a look at, have a look at,
  • What words refer to looking at something for a long time or in amazement?
    stare, gaze, gape, gawk, peer,
  • What words refer to looking at something for a short time?
    glance, cursory glance, look at briefly, (eyes) flicker over, take a quick look,
  • What words refer to looking quickly at many things or a large area?
    scan, survey, reconnaissance, reconnoiter, look over, eyeball, perusal, peruse, scout, skim, sweep
  • What words refer to looking at many things over a period of time?
    browse, look around, sight-seeing,
  • What words describe how you look at someone if you don't trust them?
    eye, look somebody up and down,
  • What words describe how you look at a woman if you are sexually attracted to her?
    leer, ogle, make eyes at, goggle, peep, admire,
  • What words describe how you look at something if you are angry or unhappy about it?
    glare, scowl, frown, give a dirty look, glower,
  • What words refer to looking hard at something because it is difficult to see?
    squint, peer, crane your neck,
  • What words refer to looking at something secretly?
    peek, peep, take a peep, sneak a look at, snoop around, spy,
  • What words refer to stopping looking at something and look at something else?
    look away, avert your eyes
  • 2.3.1.2 Watch

    Use this domain for words that refer to watching someone or something--to look for some time at something that is happening because you are interested in it and want to know what is happening.

  • What words refer to watching something?
    watch, observe, look on, see (a movie),
  • What words refer to watching something continuously?
    not take your eyes off, stand over,
  • What words refer to watching something so that nothing bad happens?
    watch, keep an eye on, observation, monitor,
  • What words refer to secretly watching something?
    watch, keep a watch on, surveillance, observation,
  • What words refer to someone who is watching?
    spectator, viewer, audience, onlooker, observer, lookout,
  • What words refer to watching something for a long time, but not watching it all the time?
    watch, keep an eye,
  • What words refer to always watching to see if anything bad happens?
    alert, watchful, vigilant, keep your eyes peeled, keep your eyes open, look out, keep a lookout for,
  • 2.3.1.3 Examine

    Use this domain for words referring to examining--to look carefully at something because you want to learn something about it.

  • What words refer to examining something?
    examine, look at, have a look at, take a look at, analyze, study, inspect, go through, go over, look over, check, check over, scrutinize, look hard at, pore, peer at, focus on, pry,
  • What words refer to examining someone?
    examine, inspect,
  • What words refer to the act of examining something?
    examination, analysis, inspection, check, check-up, study, scrutiny, post mortem,
  • 2.3.1.4 Show, let someone see

    Use this domain for words related to showing something to someone so that they can see it--to cause someone to see something.

  • What words refer to showing something to someone?
    show, let someone see, let someone have a look, present, produce, flash,
  • What words refer to showing something by moving something that has been covering it?
    show, expose, reveal,
  • What words refer to showing something that you are proud of?
    show off, flourish, parade, flaunt,
  • What words refer to showing someone where something is?
    show, point out, point to, mark, indicate,
  • What words refer to showing something to a lot of people?
    show, display, put something on show, put something on display, exhibit, be on show, be on display, unveil,
  • What words refer to an event when something is shown?
    show (n), exhibition, display, presentation, showing,
  • What words refer to what is shown?
    display, exhibit,
  • 2.3.1.5 Visible

    Use this domain for words related to being able to see something--words that describe something that can be seen, something that cannot be seen, something that is easy to see, or something that is difficult to see.

  • What words refer to being able to see something?
    can see, can make out, catch a glimpse of,
  • What words refer to not being able to see something?
    can't see, can't make out,
  • What words describe something that can be seen?
    visible, show, in view, in sight, seen, show up, perceptible, noticeable, observable, discernible, seeable, distinguishable, perceivable,
  • What words describe something that cannot be seen?
    invisible, lose sight of, unseen, invisibility, imperceptible, indiscernible,
  • What words describe something that can be easily seen?
    clear, distinct, apparent, clear-cut, conspicuous, prominent, stand out, evident, glaring, manifest, obvious, patent, pronounced, unmistakable,
  • What words describe something that cannot be easily seen?
    unclear, not clear, faint, blurred, blur, blurry, barely discernible, dim, inconspicuous, indistinct, obscure, unapparent,
  • What words refer to how well something can be seen?
    clarity, visibility,
  • What words indicate that something happens where people can see it?
    in full view of, in front of, in front of someone's eyes, before someone's eyes, in the open, exposed to view, unhidden, within view,
  • What words indicate that something happens where people cannot see it?
    out of sight, hidden from view, away from people's eyes,
  • What words refer to something blocking another thing from view?
    becloud, befog, block, blot out, cloak, cloud, conceal, cover, eclipse, enshroud, hide, mask, obfuscate, obscure, obstruct, occlude, screen, shroud, veil,
  • What words describe something that is blocked from view?
    beclouded, befogged, blocked, cloaked, concealed, covered, eclipsed, enshrouded, hidden, masked, obscured, screened, shrouded, veiled
  • 2.3.1.5.1 Appear

    Use this domain for words referring to something appearing (becoming visible) and disappearing (becoming invisible).

  • What words refer to something appearing?
    appear, become visible, come into view, come into sight, come out, loom, loom up, reappear, surface, materialize, assume visible form, put in an appearance
  • What words refer to something disappearing?
    disappear, vanish, disappear without a trace, vanish into thin air, go missing, go out of sight, fade away, blend into, disappear from sight, dissolve into nothing, be just gone, fade from view, retire from sight, lose sight of
  • What words refer to the event of something appearing?
    appearance,
  • What words refer to the event of something disappearing?
    disappearance,
  • 2.3.1.6 Transparent

    Use this domain for words that describe how well you can see through something.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    79F Transparent
  • What words describe something that can be seen through?
    transparent, clear, see-through, glassy, clear as crystal, crystal clear, show through, unclouded, crystalline, sheer, limpid, vitreous
  • What words describe something that light shines through but you can't see through clearly?
    translucent, frosted, cloudy, clouded, hazy, dim, unclear, vague, foggy, smoky, indistinct, faint, misty, muddy, shadowy, turbid,
  • What words describe something that cannot be seen through?
    opaque, obscure, dark, darkened, impervious-to-light,
  • 2.3.1.7 Reflect, mirror

    Use this domain for words related to reflecting light.

  • What words refer to reflecting light?
    reflect, mirror (v),
  • What words refer to light reflecting off of something?
    reflect off, bounce off
  • What words refer to the image that is reflected?
    reflection, mirror image,
  • What words refer to something that reflects light?
    mirror, looking glass, reflector,
  • What words describe something that reflects light?
    reflective,
  • 2.3.1.8 Appearance

    Use this domain for words related to how something appears.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    58B Appearance as an Outward Manifestation of Form
  • What words refer to the appearance of something?
    appearance, look, manifestation,
  • What words refer to the appearance of someone?
    appearance, looks, image, visage, features, countenance, profile,
  • What words indicate that something looks like another thing?
    look like, have the look of, have the appearance of, resemble,
  • What words indicate that something looks a particular way?
    look (good/bad), be (dark/young) in appearance, (good/bad) looking,
  • What words indicate that a piece of clothing looks good on someone?
    suit, look good on, flattering
  • What words indicate that something looks good with another thing?
    go with, set off, match, go together, complement, matching, blend in,
  • 2.3.1.8.1 Beautiful

    Use this domain for words describing someone or something that is beautiful--pleasing in appearance,.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    79D Beautiful, Ugly
  • What words describe a woman who is beautiful?
    beautiful, good-looking, pretty, attractive, striking, handsome, lovely, gorgeous, stunning, ravishing, of great beauty, elegant,
  • What words describe a man who is beautiful?
    good-looking, handsome, attractive, cute, hunky, rugged, striking, gorgeous, be a fine figure of a man, dashing,
  • What words describe a child who is beautiful?
    beautiful, lovely, cute,
  • What words describe something that is beautiful?
    beautiful, attractive, pretty, lovely, gorgeous, splendid, magnificent, stunning, superb, exquisite, elegant, artistic,
  • What words describe a place that is beautiful?
    beautiful, lovely, pretty, scenic, picturesque, magnificent, beauty spot, spectacular,
  • What words indicate that something is done in a beautiful way?
    beautifully, prettily, attractively, exquisitely,
  • What words refer to the quality of being beautiful?
    beauty, looks, good looks,
  • What words refer to making something beautiful?
    beautify, spruce up,
  • What words describe something or someone that is neither beautiful nor ugly?
    plain, average, ordinary,
  • 2.3.1.8.2 Ugly

    Use this domain for words describing someone or something that is ugly--not pleasing in appearance.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    79D Beautiful, Ugly
  • What words describe someone who is not good looking?
    not good-looking, plain, homely, not much to look at, unattractive,
  • What words describe someone who is very ugly?
    ugly, hideous, repulsive, grotesque, unsightly,
  • What words describe something that is ugly?
    ugly, hideous, revolting, unattractive, unsightly,
  • What words refer to something that is ugly?
    eyesore, monstrosity, blot on the landscape,
  • What words indicate that something is done in an ugly way?
    rude, uncomely, uncouth, ungainly, ungraceful, unseemly,
  • What words refer to the quality of being ugly?
    ugliness,
  • What words refer to making something ugly?
    contort, deface, disfigure, distort, mar, misshape,
  • What words describe the face of a person who is bad?
    contorted, cunning, hard-featured, rough,
  • 2.3.1.9 Something used to see

    Use this domain for words referring to glasses and other things people use to help them see.

  • What words refer to things people use to help them see better?
    lens, eyepiece, optical instrument, prism, sight, gun sight, bomb sight, scope, viewer
  • What words refer to glasses?
    glasses, eyeglasses, corrective lenses, contact lens, bifocals, spectacles, specs, monocle,
  • What things do people use to see small things?
    microscope, magnifying glass, magnifier,
  • What things do people use to see things far away?
    telescope, binoculars, field glass,
  • What things do people use to protect their eyes?
    sunglasses, dark glasses, goggles,
  • What do these things do?
    enlarge, reflect, focus
  • 2.3.2 Hear

    Use this domain for words related to hearing something (in general or without conscious choice).

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    24B Hear
  • What words refer to hearing something?
    hear, overhear
  • What words refer to the ability to hear?
    hearing, sense of hearing,
  • What words refer to being able to hear something?
    can hear, can make out, within someone's hearing, within earshot, catch, get,
  • What words refer to not being able to hear something?
    can't hear, not catch, can't make out, out of earshot,
  • What words refer to things people use to help them hear better?
    hearing aid, bug, stethoscope
  • What words describe something that has to do with hearing?
    aural, auditory, audio, acoustic, sound (adj),
  • 2.3.2.1 Listen

    Use this domain for words related to listening--to deliberately hear something.

  • What words refer to listening to something?
    listen, listen to, listen for, hear someone out, lend an ear, tune in, audit, give an ear to, heed, pay attention to, prick up your ears, be all ears, attend to, get an earful, hearken,
  • What words refer to listen to someone when they don't know you are listening?
    listen in, eavesdrop, bug, tap, monitor,
  • What words refer to someone who listens?
    listener, audience, eavesdropper, auditor
  • What do you say when you want someone to listen to you?
    Listen. Listen up. Hear me. Your attention please. Pay attention. Lend an ear. Mark my words. Hark.
  • 2.3.2.2 Sound

    Use this domain for words referring to sounds.

  • What words refer to something that is heard?
    sound, noise, voice,
  • What words indicate that something sounds like another thing or sounds a particular way?
    sound like, sound of, sound (good/bad), have a (good/bad) sound, (good/bad) sounding,
  • What words refer to something or someone making a sound?
    make a sound, make noise, emit, go (bang/boom), go off, sound (v), let out, articulate, articulation,
  • What words refer to a sound that is repeated faintly?
    echo,
  • What words refer to making a sound that continues for a long time?
    reverberate, resonate, resound, ring, roll,
  • What words describe something that can be heard?
    audible, clear, loud and clear,
  • What words describe something that cannot be heard?
    inaudible, unheard, subsonic,
  • What words refer to a sound becoming loud enough so that it can be heard?
    become audible, reach the ear, be heard, fall on the ear,
  • 2.3.2.3 Types of sounds

    Use this domain for words referring to types of sounds.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    14I Sound
  • What words refer to the quality of a sound?
    tone,
  • What words describe a good sound?
    melodious, melodic, good, beautiful,
  • What words describe a bad sound?
    discordant, bad, disharmony, racket, raucous, shrill, strident, grating,
  • What words refer to a repeated sound?
    knocking, rap, clatter, patter, rattle, tap, beat, cadence, drum, rhythmic,
  • What words refer to a continuous sound?
    hum, monotone, steady noise
  • What words refer to a sudden sound?
    blare, blast, outburst, outcry, report,
  • What words refer to the pitch of a sound?
    pitch, tone, note, frequency, inflection, intonation, modulation, overtone, tune, tonality,
  • What words refer to a high pitched sound?
    high, squeak, squeal, whine, peep,
  • What words refer to a low pitched sound?
    low, rumble
  • What words refer to the sound of one thing hitting another?
    bang, thud, crack, crash, bump, thump, boom, clack, clap, clash, clunk, jangle, knock, peal, pound, rap, tap, scrunch, slam, slap, smack,
  • What words refer to the sound of something breaking?
    crack, pop, snap, crunch,
  • What words refer to the sound of two things rubbing against each other?
    scrape, creak, squeak, screech, grinding, squeal, rasp,
  • What words refer to the sound of metal or glass hitting something?
    clink, clank, clang, jingle, ring, tinkle, ding, toll, chime, chink, click,
  • What words refer to the sound of water?
    splash, squelch, gurgle, plop, bubble, plunk, ripple, babble, burble, plash,
  • What words refer to the sound of the wind or air?
    hiss, swish, fizz, fizzle, groan, moan, rustle, shriek, sough, wail, wheeze, whine, whisper, whistle, whiz, whoosh,
  • What words refer to the sound of fire?
    crackle, sizzle, roar
  • What sounds do people make with their mouths other than speaking or singing?
    cry, laugh, scream, shriek, whistle, click, pop, wheeze, hiss, cluck, cough, hawk, gasp, gulp, snore, snort, sniff, sob, tsk-tsk, gurgle, gargle, yodel, moan, groan, scream, ululate, yikes, yahoo
  • What sounds do babies make?
    bawl, gurgle, coo, cry, squall,
  • What words refer to the sound of thunder?
    boom, crack, rumble, thunder (v),
  • What words refer to the sound of a gun or bomb?
    bang, boom, roar, rumble,
  • What words refer to the sound of a machine?
    buzz, hum, whirr, whine, bleep, roar, tick,
  • What words refer to the sound of a car horn?
    honk, toot, blare, beep,
  • What words refer to the sound of a bell?
    ring, toll, chime, buzz, peal, tinkle,
  • 2.3.2.4 Loud

    Use this domain for words that describe loud sounds.

  • What words describe a loud sound?
    loud, roaring, blaring, thunderous,
  • What words describe a loud voice?
    loud, raucous,
  • What words describe a group of people that is loud?
    noisy, rowdy,
  • What words describe a sound that is so loud that you can't hear anything else?
    deafening, drown out, be deafened by,
  • What words describe a sound that is loud and high?
    piercing, penetrating, ear-splitting,
  • What words describe a sound that is loud and low?
    resounding, rumble, booming,
  • What words refer to a loud sound?
    noise, racket, roar,
  • What words refer to many sounds at the same time?
    din, clamor, hubbub, commotion, cacophony, tumult, uproar,
  • What words refer to making a loud sound?
    boom (v), roar, thunder, blare, at full volume, at full blast,
  • What words refer to how loud something is?
    volume,
  • What words refer to becoming louder?
    get louder, sound grows, raise your voice, speak up,
  • 2.3.2.5 Quiet

    Use this domain for words that describe quiet sounds.

  • What words describe a quiet sound?
    quiet, low, soft, muffled, faint, muted, weak,
  • What words describe something or someone that is quiet?
    quiet, silent,
  • What words describe a quiet voice?
    hushed, subdued,
  • What words describe a place or situation that is quiet?
    quiet, peace and quiet, hush,
  • What words refer to a quiet sound?
    whisper (n), murmur, rustle,
  • What words refer to making a quiet sound?
    whisper (v), murmur, mutter,
  • What words refer to becoming quieter?
    get quieter, go quiet, die down, die away, fade away, fall silent, lower your voice,
  • What words refer to making something or someone quieter?
    quiet someone down, silence (v), hush, muffle, turn down, shut someone up,
  • What do you say when you want someone to be quiet?
    shh, shush, shut up, be quiet, keep it down, pipe down,
  • What words refer to there not being any sound?
    silent, silence, you could hear a pin drop,
  • What words indicate that you do something without making any noise?
    without a sound, not make a sound, in silence, noiseless, soundless, quietly, silently,
  • 2.3.3 Taste

    Use this domain for words related to tasting something.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    24D Taste
    79H Sweet, Bitter, Tasteless
  • What words refer to tasting something?
    taste, relish, savor,
  • What words refer to deliberately trying to taste something?
    taste, have a taste, try, sample, lick, sip,
  • What words refer to the ability to taste?
    sense of taste, palate, taste buds,
  • What words describe something that has to do with tasting?
    gustatory,
  • What words refer to the taste of something?
    taste, flavor, tang, aftertaste, hint, savor,
  • What words indicate that something tastes like another thing or tastes a particular way?
    taste like, taste of, taste (good/bad), have a (good/bad) taste, (good/bad) tasting, flavored,
  • What words describe something that tastes good?
    delicious, tasty, good, nice, palatable, flavorful, yummy, juicy, succulent, delectable, luscious, rich, scrumptious, fresh, ambrosial, toothsome,
  • What words describe something that looks like it tastes good?
    appetizing, tempting, mouth-watering, make your mouth water,
  • What words describe something that tastes bad?
    disgusting, revolting, horrible, bad, off, awful, distasteful, terrible, unpalatable, unsavory, yucky,
  • What words describe something that has a strong or spicy taste?
    strong, hot, spicy, piquant, fiery, pungent, peppery
  • What words describe something that does not have a strong taste?
    mild, bland, insipid, weak,
  • What words describe something that has no taste?
    tasteless, have no taste, not taste of anything, flavorless,
  • What words describe something that has a sweet taste?
    sweet, sugary, sickly sweet, sweeten,
  • What words describe something that is not sweet?
    unsweetened, savory, dry,
  • What words describe something that has a sour taste?
    sour, sharp, tart, tangy,
  • What words describe something that has a bitter taste?
    bitter, acrid, astringent, bitter-tasting, caustic,
  • What words describe something that has a salty taste?
    salty,
  • 2.3.4 Smell

    Use this domain for words related to smelling something.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    24C Smell
    79I Fragrance, Odor
  • What words refer to smelling something?
    smell, scent (v), get a whiff of, catch a whiff of,
  • What words refer to deliberately trying to smell something?
    smell, sniff, snuff, savor,
  • What words refer to the ability to smell?
    sense of smell, a good nose,
  • What words describe something that has to do with smelling?
    olfactory,
  • What words refer to the smell of something?
    smell, odor, scent, whiff, fume, essence, aroma, bouquet, fragrance,
  • What words indicate that something smells like another thing or smells a particular way?
    smell like, smell of, smell (good/bad), have a (good/bad) smell, (good/bad) smelling, give off a smell,
  • What words refer to smelling good?
    smell good, smell nice,
  • What words refer to smelling bad?
    smell bad, smell, stink, reek, stink the place up,
  • What words describe something that smells good?
    fragrant, aromatic, sweet-smelling, fresh, perfumed, delectable, delicious, nice, scented, wonderful,
  • What words describe something that smells bad?
    smelly, stinking, acrid, body odor, awful, fetid, foul, foul-smelling, fusty, malodorous, moldy, musty, noisome, pungent, putrid, rancid, rank, reeking, rotten,
  • What words refer to a good smell?
    scent, perfume, fragrance, aroma, bouquet,
  • What words refer to a bad smell?
    smell (n), odor, stench, stink, reek, halitosis,
  • What words do people use to say that something smells bad?
    phew, PU, yuck
  • What words describe something that can be smelled easily?
    strong, powerful, pungent, heady, redolent,
  • What words describe something that cannot be smelled easily?
    faint,
  • What words describe something that has no smell?
    odorless, inodorous, inodorousness, scentless,
  • What words refer to something beginning to smell?
    start to smell,
  • What words refer to something not smelling any longer?
    lose its smell,
  • What words refer to a smell spreading?
    waft, dissipate,
  • What words refer to getting rid of a smell?
    get rid of that smell, air out a room, deodorize, mask a scent
  • What things do people use to get rid of or cover up a bad smell?
    perfume, deodorant, deodorizer, incense, scent, air-freshener,
  • What words refer to holding your nose so you don't smell something?
    hold your nose,
  • 2.3.5 Sense of touch

    Use this domain for words related to the sense of touch--to feel something with your skin, to feel hot or cold, to feel tired or rested.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    24E Touch, Feel
  • What words refer to feeling something?
    feel,
  • What words refer to deliberately trying to feel something?
    feel, touch, palpate,
  • What words refer to feeling something with your whole body?
    feel (hot/cold/tired/sick), experience, come over all,
  • What words refer to the ability to feel?
    feeling, sense of touch, sense of feeling
  • What words refer to a feeling?
    feeling, sensation,
  • What words describe something that has to do with feeling?
    tactile,
  • What words refer to the way something feels?
    feel (n), texture,
  • What words indicate that something feels like another thing or feels a particular way?
    feel like, feel of, feel (good/bad), have a (good/bad) feel, (tired) feeling,
  • What words refer to feeling good?
    comfortable,
  • What words refer to feeling bad?
    uncomfortable,
  • What words describe something that feels good?
    soothing, pleasurable, sensuous,
  • What words describe something that feels bad?
    irritating, itchy, prickly, scratchy, ticklish, tingly,
  • What words refer to a good feeling?
    pleasure, comfort,
  • What words refer to a bad feeling?
    pain, itch, irritation, tickle,
  • What words do people use to say that something feels bad?
    ouch,
  • What words describe something that can be felt?
    touchable, tangible, palpable,
  • What words describe something that cannot be felt?
    unfelt, intangible,
  • What words refer to feeling things more than most people?
    sensitive, feel the (heat/cold)
  • What words refer to not being able to feel anything?
    be numb, have no feeling, can't feel anything, be insensitive (to pain), go to sleep, go dead, go numb, lose feeling,
  • What words refer to causing a person not to feel anything?
    anesthetize, numb (an area), deaden,
  • 2.3.5.1 Comfortable

    Use this domain for words related to feeling comfortable--to feel good in your body because there is nothing around you that makes you feel bad. This includes comfortable clothes, chair, bed, temperature, or journey.

  • What words refer to feeling comfortable?
    comfortable, comfort, comfy, in comfort, snug
  • What words describe something that makes you feel comfortable?
    comfortable, cozy, snug, smooth, luxurious
  • What words refer to something that makes you feel comfortable?
    comfort, luxury,
  • What words refer to a comfortable feeling?
    comfort,
  • What words refer to making yourself comfortable?
    make yourself comfortable, settle down, snuggle
  • What words refer to not feeling comfortable?
    uncomfortable, discomfort
  • What words describe something that makes you feel uncomfortable?
    uncomfortable, rough, bumpy
  • What words refer to living without things that make you feel comfortable?
    rough it, austere, austerity, Spartan
  • 2.4 Body condition

    Use this domain for general words related to the condition of the body.

    OMC Codes: 
    147 Physiological Data
  • What general words refer to the condition of the body?
    condition, state, shape (as in 'to be in shape')
  • 2.4.1 Strong

    Use this domain for words that related to being strong, such as being able to lift a heavy object or being able to work hard.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    79M Strong, Weak
  • What words describe a person who is strong?
    strong, powerful, muscular, well-built, strapping, steely,
  • What words describe someone who is strong and fat?
    stocky, burly, brawny, beefy, hefty,
  • What words describe someone who is strong and thin?
    wiry, sinewy,
  • What words describe someone who is strong and healthy?
    sturdy, robust, hardy, tough, resilient,
  • What words refer to a person's strength?
    strength, power, brawn, force, might, energy, vigor, toughness,
  • What words describe someone who can work or run for a long time?
    fit, physically fit, athletic,
  • What words refer to being able to work or run for a long time?
    be in shape, be in good condition, keep fit, stay in shape, keep in shape,
  • What words refer to the ability to work or run for a long time?
    stamina, staying power, endurance, physical fitness,
  • What words refer to a person who is strong?
    strong man, he-man, athlete,
  • What words refer to making someone stronger?
    strengthen, bolster,
  • What words describe someone who does many things quickly?
    energetic, full of energy, have lots of energy, active, vigorous,
  • 2.4.2 Weak

    Use this domain for words related to being weak.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    79M Strong, Weak
  • What words describe someone who is weak?
    weak, puny, weedy, impotent,
  • What words describe someone who is weak because of being old or sick?
    feeble, frail, fragile, shaky, unsteady, infirm, anemic, debilitated, unsound,
  • What words describe someone who is weak and who can easily be hurt or get sick?
    vulnerable, defenseless, powerless,
  • What words refer to a person's weakness?
    weakness, infirmity, disability, vulnerability,
  • What words describe someone who cannot work or run for a long time?
    unfit, not be in shape, be out of condition, be out of shape,
  • What words refer to a person who is weak?
    weakling, wimp, invalid, weed,
  • What words refer to making someone weaker?
    weaken, debilitate, enfeeble
  • 2.4.3 Energetic

    Use this domain for words related to being energetic.

  • What words describe someone who is energetic?
    energetic, vigorous, be full of energy, bursting with energy, dynamic, hyperactive, tireless, boisterous,
  • What words describe someone who is energetic and happy?
    lively, vivacious, animated, be full of beans, bright and breezy, be a live wire, feel alive,
  • What words describe energetic activity or behavior?
    energetic, vigorous, tireless, lively, animated,
  • What words refer to the strength or ability to be energetic?
    energy, vigor, get-up-and-go, vitality, vim and vigor, oomph,
  • 2.4.4 Tired

    Use this domain for words related to being tired.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23F Tire, Rest
  • What words describe someone who is tired?
    tired, exhausted, tired out, worn out, weary, shattered, drained, beat, dead beat, be dead on your feet, be ready to drop, bushed, pooped, tuckered out, knackered, run down, spent, dog-tired, haggard,
  • What words describe someone who is tired and doesn't want to work?
    lethargic, sluggish, languid,
  • What words refer to being tired and wanting to sleep?
    sleepy, drowsy, half-asleep, can hardly keep your eyes open,
  • What words refer to becoming tired?
    get tired, tire, flag, run out of steam, burn out,
  • What words refer to something making someone tired?
    tire out, wear out, exhaust, tire, do someone in, it nearly killed me, take it out of, weary, fatigue, drain, tax, wear someone down, work someone to death,
  • What words describe something that makes someone tired?
    tiring, exhausting, wearing, boring, draining, grueling, taxing, tedious, wearisome, wearying,
  • What words refer to the condition of being tired?
    tiredness, exhaustion, fatigue, weariness, lethargy, jet-lag, sluggishness,
  • What do people do when they are tired?
    yawn, sigh, drag, droop, drop, faint, flag, pant, puff, stretch, wilt, wind down,
  • 2.4.5 Rest

    Use this domain for words related to resting.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23F Tire, Rest
  • What words refer to resting?
    rest, take a rest, have a rest, lie down, put your feet up, relax, laze, take it easy, chill out, take a break, catch your breath, take a breather, take a respite, take a sabbatical, take it easy, unwind, take a vacation, recharge your batteries, repose, at ease, get your breath back, sit back,
  • What words describe a person who has rested?
    (feel) rested, energetic, have a lot of energy, refreshed, restored,
  • What words refer to a time when someone rests?
    rest, relaxation, break, tea/coffee break, siesta, time off, time out, holiday, respite, sabbatical, leisure time,
  • Where do workers rest?
    break room, lunchroom, in the shade,
  • What words describe a situation that helps someone rest?
    restful, relaxing,
  • 2.5 Healthy

    Use this domain for words related to a person being healthy--not sick.

    OMC Codes: 
    147 Physiological Data
    740 Health and Welfare
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23H Health, Vigor, Strength
  • What words describe a person who is healthy?
    healthy, well, fine, in good health, able-bodied, hale, sound, whole,
  • What words describe someone who is healthy and doesn't get sick?
    robust, have a strong constitution,
  • What words describe someone who looks healthy?
    glowing, be the picture of health, healthy-looking,
  • What words refer to the state of being healthy?
    health, bloom, fitness,
  • What words refer to a person's physical condition?
    health, wellbeing, condition, physiology,
  • What words describe something that makes you healthy?
    healthy, be good for you, be good for your health, do you good, beneficial,
  • What words describe food that makes you healthy?
    wholesome, nutritious, nourishing, healthful,
  • 2.5.1 Sick

    Use this domain for words describing a person who is sick.

    OMC Codes: 
    750 Sickness
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23I Sickness, Disease, Weakness
  • What words refer to being sick?
    be sick, be ill, not be well, be in a bad way, do poorly,
  • What words refer to being sick with a disease?
    have (a disease), suffer from, be sick with, infected with, stricken with, have an attack of,
  • What words refer to being a little sick?
    off color, under the weather, run down, not feel yourself, not be yourself,
  • What words refer to being very sick?
    bedridden, decline, failing, life is ebbing, sinking (fast), seriously ill, critically ill, terminally ill, be fatal,
  • What words refer to feeling sick?
    feel ill, not feel well, feel rough, feel funny, feel sick, feel sick to your stomach, groggy, feel faint,
  • What words describe a person who is sick?
    ill, sick, unwell, infirm, look like death warmed over, unhealthy, ailing, diseased, incapacitated, indisposed, laid up,
  • What words describe someone who is often sick?
    sickly, delicate, be in poor health, be prone to, hypochondriac,
  • What words refer to becoming sick?
    get sick, become ill, fall ill, be taken ill, sicken, become sick, catch (a disease), come down with, contract,
  • What words refer to a person who is sick?
    patient, sufferer, invalid, the sick,
  • What words refer to a time when many people are sick from the same disease?
    epidemic, plague, outbreak, pestilence,
  • 2.5.1.1 Recover from sickness

    Use this domain for words referring to recovering from sickness or injury.

  • What words refer to recovering?
    recover, get better, make a slow/quick/complete recovery, get well, feel better, improve, be on the mend, respond to treatment, regain your health, gain strength, make good progress,
  • What words refer to recovering from a disease?
    recover from, get over, shake off,
  • What words refer to no longer being very sick?
    out of danger,
  • What words refer to spending time resting in order to recover?
    recuperate, convalesce,
  • What words refer to being healthy after being sick?
    be better, be well, be fully recovered, be cured, be over something, be back on your feet, be up and about, be fit, be healed, be well again, be fine, be back to normal, be restored to health, be whole again,
  • What words refer to feeling good enough to do something?
    feel up to,
  • What words refer to a disease going away?
    go away, clear up,
  • What words refer to an injury healing?
    heal, mend,
  • 2.5.2 Disease

    Use this domain for general words for disease and for words referring to specific diseases.

    OMC Codes: 
    750 Sickness
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23I Sickness, Disease, Weakness
  • What words refer to a disease?
    illness, disease, complaint, condition, ailment, disorder, infection, bug, sickness, malady, infirmity, affliction, contagion, debility, indisposition, fever, syndrome, malaise,
  • What words refer to a disease that lasts a short time?
    attack, a bout of, a touch of,
  • What words describe a type of disease?
    acute, chronic, bacterial, complication, critical, curable, degenerative, genetic, morbid, nervous, neuromuscular, psychosomatic, virus, wasting,
  • What words describe a disease that kills people?
    terminal, fatal, incurable,
  • What words describe a disease that people can get easily?
    infectious, contagious, catching,
  • What words refer to a disease spreading to other people?
    spread, epidemic, outbreak, plague,
  • What are the names of particular diseases?
    allergy, allergic, amoeba, appendicitis, cholera, colic, colicky, colitis, cyst, diabetes, diabetic, diphtheria, distemper, dropsy, dysentery, elephantiasis, encephalitis, fibrosis, fistula, flux, hypertension, gallstone, goiter, heatstroke, hernia, herpes zoster, hemophilia, hemorrhoid, hives, hookworm, kidney stone, lockjaw, lumbago, malaria, meningitis, mononucleosis, mumps, phlebitis, piles, plague, polio, poliomyelitis, psoriasis, rabid, rabies, rubella, sclerosis, sunstroke, tetanus, typhoid, typhus, yellow fever, airsick, carsick, seasick,
  • What words refer to a disease of the brain or mind?
    Alzheimer's, amnesia, stroke, depression, schizophrenia, shock, stress,
  • What words refer to epilepsy?
    epilepsy, epileptic, epileptic seizure, have a seizure, fit,
  • What words refer to a disease of the eyes?
    eye disease, glaucoma, red eyes, pinkeye, cataract, conjunctivitis, sty,
  • What words refer to a disease of the nose and throat?
    cough, whooping cough, cold, sore throat, influenza, flu, chill,
  • What words refer to a disease of the lungs?
    respiratory disease, tuberculosis, angina, asthma, asthmatic, pneumonia, emphysema, grippe, hay fever, bronchitis,
  • What words refer to a disease of the heart?
    heart attack, heart failure, coronary, arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular, fibrillation, hardening of the arteries, thrombosis, heart murmur, weak heart, heart condition,
  • What words refer to a disease of the liver?
    liver disease, hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis,
  • What words refer to sexually transmitted disease?
    venereal disease, AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes
  • What words refer to a disease of the bones and joints?
    arthritis, arthritic, stiffness of the joints, rheumatic, rheumatism, backache,
  • What words refer to cancer?
    cancer, cancerous, tumor, skin cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, liver cancer, malignancy, malignant, benign,
  • 2.5.2.1 Malnutrition, starvation

    Use this domain for words related to not having enough food.

  • What words refer to the condition produced by not having enough food?
    malnutrition, kwashiorkor, anemia, dystrophy, deficiency, anorexia,
  • What words refer to dying from lack of food?
    starve, starvation, waste away,
  • What words describe someone who doesn't have enough food?
    starving, malnourished, anemic, emaciated,
  • 2.5.2.2 Skin disease

    Use this domain for words related to skin diseases such as leprosy, boils, and rashes.

  • What words refer to a sore in the skin?
    boil, infection, sore, open sore, scab, rash, ulcer, abscess, bunion, growth, tumor, bruise, gangrene, inflammation, pox, lesion, canker, corn, eruption, blister, bedsore, cold sore,
  • What are the names of specific skin diseases?
    leprosy, chickenpox, smallpox, measles, German measles, scabies, ringworm, (itching of foot due to worms), dermatitis, eczema, fungus, shingles,
  • What words refer to having an infection?
    have an infection, be infected, infect, get infected, break out, develop an infection,
  • What words refer to an infection becoming worse?
    spread, turn gangrenous, fester, peel, break,
  • What words refer to a small sore in the skin?
    pimple, acne, zit, whitehead, blackhead,
  • What words refer to pus?
    pus, pustule,
  • What does pus do?
    ooze, run,
  • What words refer to a person with a skin disease?
    leper
  • 2.5.2.3 Stomach illness

    Use this domain for words related to stomach illness.

  • What words refer to being sick in your stomach?
    have an upset stomach, have a stomach-ache, tummy-ache, be sick to your stomach,
  • What types of stomach illness are there?
    vomiting, morning sickness, indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, constipated, ulcer, ulcerate, ulcerated, intestinal obstruction, worms,
  • What words refer to vomiting?
    be sick, throw up, vomit, puke, barf, bring up, regurgitate, spew,
  • What words refer to vomiting without bringing anything up?
    retch, heave, gag,
  • What are the symptoms of stomach illness?
    gas, belching, cramps,
  • What words describe how you feel when your stomach is sick?
    feel sick, queasy, nausea, be going to be sick, nauseated, nauseous,
  • What words refer to something making your stomach feel sick?
    nauseate, give you an upset stomach, make you sick to your stomach,
  • 2.5.2.4 Tooth decay

    Use this domain for words related to tooth decay.

  • What words are used to describe a tooth that has gone bad?
    tooth decay, cavity, loose, rotten, gingivitis,
  • What words refer to the pain caused by a bad tooth?
    toothache
  • What words refer to losing a tooth?
    lose a tooth, knock out, missing,
  • What words refer to removing a tooth?
    extract a tooth, pull a tooth, have a tooth out, extraction,
  • What words refer to fixing a tooth?
    fill, filling, drill, cap, root canal,
  • What words refer to false teeth?
    false teeth, dentures,
  • What words refer to a person who treats bad teeth?
    dentist, oral surgeon, dentistry,
  • 2.5.3 Injure

    Use this domain for words related to injuring someone.

    OMC Codes: 
    752 Bodily Injuries
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    20B Harm, wound
  • What words refer to injuring someone?
    injure, harm, hurt, wound, abuse, violate, electrocute, electrocution, mistreat, mistreatment, inflict injury,
  • What words refer to injuring a part of your body?
    injure, damage, hurt, impair,
  • What words refer to injuring a bone or joint?
    break, fracture, dislocate, crack, hamstring, jam, sprain, stub, twist, wrench, do your back in, put out your back,
  • What words refer to injuring a muscle?
    pull, strain, tear, cramp, spasm, convulsion,
  • What words refer to being injured by being cut?
    cut, bayonet, buffet, butt, chop, claw, clout, club, gash, jab, knife, lacerate, maul, savage, slice, spear, stab, traumatize, scratch, scrape, graze, mutilate,
  • What words refer to being injured by being hit?
    hit, bash, batter, beat up, belt, black eye, bludgeon, bruise, crush, concussion, cudgel, cuff, hammer, horsewhip, kick, knee, knock, lash, pelt, pummel, punch, slap, smack, smash, squash, stone, strike, thwack, whip,
  • What words refer to being injured by being burned?
    burn, first/second/third degree burn, boil, scald,
  • What words refer to being injured?
    be injured, sustain an injury, be bleeding, be hurt, get hurt, be wounded, suffer harm,
  • What words refer to someone who has been injured?
    casualty, victim, the injured, the wounded,
  • What words refer to a person wounded in war?
    wounded in action, purple heart,
  • What words describe someone who has been injured?
    injured, harmed, wounded,
  • What words describe a part of your body that has been injured?
    injured, hurt, impaired, damaged,
  • What words refer to an injury?
    injury, accident, bruise, cut, impairment, wound, slash, puncture, stab, sprain, tear/pull a muscle, shock, concussion, bump, break a bone, fracture, dislocate a bone, dislocation, sprain, put out an eye, nose bleed, scar, sting, bite, sore, blister, contusion, frostbite, heatstroke, sunstroke, sunburn, burn, welt, drug overdose,
  • What words describe the seriousness of an injury?
    crippling, serious (injury), minor (injury), bad (accident), deep (wound), bad (sprain), third degree (burn), compound (fracture), critical, critically, fatal, fatally, sore (finger)
  • What words describe someone who is not injured?
    unharmed, unhurt, unscathed, come to no harm, no harm done, without a scratch, in one piece, walk away from
  • What words describe something that can injure someone?
    dangerous, harmful,
  • What words describe something that cannot injure someone?
    harmless,
  • 2.5.3.1 Amputate

    Use this domain for words related to amputating or losing a limb or other part of your body.

  • What words refer to the condition of having lost a limb?
    be an amputee, disfigured,
  • What words refer to the event or process that results in losing a limb?
    amputate, amputation, lose a limb, sever, mutilate
  • What words refer to a person who has lost a limb?
    amputee
  • What things are used by a person who has lost a limb?
    artificial limb, wooden leg, peg leg, prosthesis
  • 2.5.3.2 Poison

    Use this domain for words referring to poison--something that is bad for your body if you eat it, it gets on you, or an animal injects it into you.

  • What general words refer to poison?
    poison, toxin,
  • What types of animal poisons are there?
    snakebite, bee sting, venom
  • What types of plant poisons are there?
    poison ivy, hemlock,
  • What types of poison are eaten or drunk?
    food poisoning, arsenic, cyanide
  • What types of poison affect the skin?
    toxic substance, insecticide
  • What words describe something that is poisonous?
    harmful, poisonous, toxic, noxious,
  • What words refer to giving someone poison?
    poison (v),
  • What words refer to an animal putting poison into a person?
    bite, sting, inject,
  • What words refer to treating snakebite?
    treat for (snakebite), snakebite treatment, cut vein, suck poison out, snakebite kit
  • What words refer to treating poison that is eaten or drunk?
    antidote, administer (the antidote)
  • 2.5.4 Disabled

    Use this domain for general words for being disabled--to be injured or born with a condition, so that some part of your body does not work.

    OMC Codes: 
    732 Disabilities
    Handicapped
    734 Invalidism
  • What words refer to being disabled?
    be disabled, have special needs, be crippled, be lame, be paralyzed, have a withered arm
  • What words refer to disabling someone?
    disable, handicap (v), cripple, paralyze, maim, mutilate, disfigure,
  • What words refer to the condition of being disabled?
    disability, handicap (n), disfigurement, mutilation, paralysis, palsy,
  • What words refer to a disabled person?
    the disabled, people with disabilities, the handicapped, cripple (n), lame (n), paraplegic (legs only), quadriplegic (all four limbs), paralytic,
  • What words describe someone who has been disabled?
    disabled, handicapped, crippled, paralyzed, partially paralyzed, totally paralyzed, maimed, disfigured, mutilated, lame,
  • What things are used by a crippled person?
    crutch, cane, wheelchair, walker, stretcher, pallet,
  • 2.5.4.1 Blind

    Use this domain for words related to being blind.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    24A See
  • What words describe someone who is blind?
    blind, sightless, can't see, totally blind, visually handicapped, visually-impaired,
  • What words refer to becoming blind?
    lose your sight, go blind, struck blind,
  • What words refer to making someone blind?
    blind (v),
  • What words refer to a blind person?
    blind person, blind man, the blind,
  • What words refer to the condition of being blind?
    blindness,
  • What things are used by a blind person?
    cane, dark glasses, seeing-eye dog, Braille
  • 2.5.4.2 Poor eyesight

    Use this domain for words related to having poor eyesight.

  • What words describe someone who cannot see well?
    near-sighted, far-sighted, as blind as a bat, partially blind, have poor eyesight, astigmatism, color-blind, cross-eyed,
  • What words refer to a disease that causes poor eyesight?
    cataracts, glaucoma,
  • What words refer to glasses?
    glasses, eyeglasses, corrective lenses, contact lens, bifocals, spectacles, specs, monocle,
  • What words refer to wearing glasses?
    wear glasses,
  • What words refer to a doctor who makes glasses?
    optometrist, optician, eye doctor,
  • What words refer to the making of glasses?
    eye exam, prescription, frames, lens
  • 2.5.4.3 Deaf

    Use this domain for words related to being deaf.

  • What words describe someone who is deaf?
    deaf,
  • What words describe someone who is partially deaf?
    be hard of hearing, hearing impaired
  • What words describe someone who is totally deaf?
    be stone deaf, be as deaf as a post, totally deaf, profoundly deaf,
  • What words refer to a deaf person?
    deaf man, the deaf,
  • What words refer to becoming deaf?
    go deaf, become deaf, lose your hearing, deafen,
  • What words refer to the condition of being deaf?
    deafness,
  • What things are used by a deaf person?
    hearing aid, ear trumpet,
  • What words refer to a deaf person talking using their hands?
    sign language, sign (v),
  • What words refer to a deaf person understanding someone by watching their mouth?
    lip-read, lip-reading,
  • 2.5.4.4 Mute

    Use this domain for words related to being mute--unable to speak (usually because of being unable to hear).

  • What words refer to the condition of being mute?
    be dumb, mute, unable to speak
  • What words refer to a person who cannot speak?
    mute, dumb person
  • What things are used by the person who cannot speak?
    sign language, gestures, writing
  • 2.5.4.5 Birth defect

    Use this domain for words related to having a birth defect.

    OMC Codes: 
    143 Genetics
  • What words refer to something that is wrong with a baby?
    birth defect, genetic defect, congenital abnormality, deformity,
  • What words describe a deformed baby?
    deformed, abnormal, misshapen,
  • What words refer to a deformed baby?
    freak,
  • What kinds of abnormalities are there?
    albino, bowlegged, flatfooted, humpbacked, withered arm, shrunken arm, harelip, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, Downs syndrome, club-footed,
  • What words refer to giving birth to a deformed baby?
    (no words in English)
  • 2.5.5 Cause of disease

    Use this domain for words referring to the cause of disease.

    OMC Codes: 
    164 Morbidity
    753 Theory of Disease
  • What words refer to the cause of a disease?
    cause, source,
  • What words refer to causing someone to be sick?
    make someone sick, spread sickness, infect, be infectious, be contagious, communicable,
  • What things cause disease?
    infection, contagion, curse, spirit, psychosomatic, bacteria, virus, germ, chill, exposure, chemical imbalance, genetic defect,
  • What words describe something that can make you sick?
    infectious, contagious, be bad for you, be bad for your health, unsanitary, unhygienic,
  • What words refer to finding the cause of a disease?
    diagnose,
  • 2.5.6 Symptom of disease

    Use this domain for words for symptoms of disease--something that happens to you when you get sick, something that shows that you are sick.

  • What words refer to a symptom?
    symptom, sign, indication, evidence, warning, pathology,
  • What types of symptoms are there?
    shock, delirious, numb,
  • What words refer to feeling weak?
    weak, weakened, feel tired, no energy, debilitate, enervate,
  • What words refer to the skin changing color due to illness?
    pale, flushed, red, dark (circles under the eyes), spot, rash,
  • What words refer to itching when the skin is irritated?
    itch, have an itch, scratch, be irritated
  • What words refer to coughing?
    cough, sneeze, clear throat, hack
  • What words refer to muscles cramping from pain?
    cramp, be bent over (with pain), doubled up (with pain), spasm,
  • What words refer to the body shaking due to illness?
    convulsion, chills, fit,
  • What words refer to feeling dizzy or faint?
    dizzy, dizziness, feel faint,
  • 2.5.6.1 Pain

    Use this domain for words related to pain

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    24F Pain, Suffering
  • What words refer to pain?
    pain, ache, hurt (n), misery, suffering, sufferings, soreness,
  • What words refer to being in pain?
    be in pain, be in agony, feel pain, have a pain in, suffer, hurt (vi), bear pain, endure, agonize, feel bad, feel miserable, suffer,
  • What words refer to a part of your body hurting?
    hurt, ache, be agony, sting,
  • What words describe a part of your body that is in pain?
    painful, aching, sore (adj), stiff, tender,
  • What words refer to pain in a particular part of your body?
    backache, earache, headache, migraine, stomachache, toothache, labor pains, sore throat,
  • What words refer to a mild pain?
    discomfort, feel uncomfortable, mild, hurts a little bit, itch, prickle, smart, sting, stinging, tingle, tingling, stitch, twinge, dull,
  • What words refer to a bad pain?
    agony, agonize, agonizing, anguish, burn, hurts a lot, really hurts, acute, racked with pain, horrible, excruciating, torment, raw pain,
  • What words describe pain increasing?
    increase, grow, rise
  • What words describe pain decreasing?
    subside, go away, fade
  • What words refer to a pain that increases and decreases repeatedly?
    throb, throbbing,
  • What words refer to a pain that lasts a short time?
    attack, sharp, pang, piercing, prick, shooting, stab, stabbing, throes, paroxysm, wrenching pain,
  • What words refer to causing pain?
    hurt, inflict pain, torture, afflict, torment,
  • What words refer to something causing pain?
    hurt, painful, cause pain, sting, irritate,
  • What words refer to relieving pain?
    relieve, relief, soothe, treat, alleviate, painkiller, anesthetize, anesthetic,
  • What words refer to making noise because you are in pain?
    cry out, scream, howl, yell, shriek, groan, moan, weep,
  • What words refer to moving because you are in pain?
    writhe in pain, double up, contorted with pain, convulse, convulsion, cramp, cramps, wince,
  • What do you say when you are hurt?
    Ow! Ouch!
  • What words refer to not causing pain?
    not hurt, painless, not feel a thing,
  • 2.5.6.2 Fever

    Use this domain for words related to having a fever.

  • What words refer to having a fever?
    fever, feverish, temperature, have a fever/temperature, run a temperature, be hot, be burning up,
  • What words refer to a fever increasing?
    rise
  • What words refer to a fever decreasing?
    fall, break
  • What are the symptoms of having a fever?
    shiver, shake, have the shakes, chills
  • What words refer to measuring someone's fever?
    take someone's temperature,
  • What instruments are used for measuring a fever?
    thermometer
  • 2.5.6.3 Swell

    Use this domain for words related to swelling of the body.

  • What words refer to swelling?
    swell, swelling, edema, inflammation,
  • What words refer to swelling in a particular part of the body?
    swollen abdomen, swollen muscle, hernia, swelling in groin
  • What words describe something that has swollen?
    swollen, puffy, inflamed,
  • What words refer to swelling increasing?
    swell up, get swollen
  • What words refer to swelling decreasing?
    relieve swelling, reduce swelling, go down
  • 2.5.6.4 Lose consciousness

    Use this domain for words related to losing consciousness, including fainting, being knocked out, and anesthesia.

  • What words refer to being conscious?
    be conscious, consciousness, awake
  • What words refer to losing consciousness?
    lose consciousness, go unconscious, faint, pass out, swoon, be knocked out, go into a coma, collapse,
  • What words refer to the state of being unconscious?
    be unconscious, fainted, passed out, coma, be in a coma, be out, insensible
  • What words refer to something causing someone to lose consciousness?
    knock out, put out, put under (anesthesia), stupefy,
  • What words refer to regaining consciousness?
    regain consciousness, come to, come out of the coma
  • What words refer to causing a person to regain consciousness?
    bring someone around, resuscitate
  • What words refer to a person who deals with loss of consciousness?
    anesthesiologist
  • What causes someone to lose consciousness?
    hit on head, be sick, be in pain, anesthesia
  • What happens or what symptoms occur when someone begins to lose consciousness?
    feel faint, feel dizzy, stagger, become incoherent
  • What are the symptoms of being unconscious?
    be unresponsive, be like dead
  • 2.5.6.5 Dazed, confused

    Use this domain for words that describe the state of the mind when a person's mind is not working well or when he is not thinking very well.

  • What words refer to being dazed or confused?
    be dazed, confused, disoriented, unsure, out of it, befuddled, bewildered, spaced out, incoherent, dull (minded), stupor,
  • What words are used to express a slight case of these conditions?
    slightly disoriented, a bit confused, a little out of it
  • What words are used to express an extreme case of these conditions?
    really confused, totally out of it, shocked
  • What words describe a person's mind is working well?
    think clearly, be clear headed, be sharp (mentally)
  • What words refer to causing someone to be dazed or confused?
    daze, confuse, disorient, befuddle, shock, stupefy
  • 2.5.6.6 Vision, hallucination

    Use this domain for words related to having a vision--when a person sees something that isn't there because something unusual has happened to their mind. Include unusual, abnormal, and paranormal states of consciousness, visions, hallucinations, and spiritually induced trances.

  • What words refer to an unusual state of consciousness?
    vision, trance, hallucination
  • What words refer to beginning an unusual state of consciousness?
    go into a trance
  • What words refer to the state of being in an unusual state of consciousness?
    be in a trance, have a vision, hallucinate
  • What words refer to one person causing another to be in an unusual state of consciousness?
    hypnotize
  • What words describe regaining normal consciousness?
    come out of the trance
  • What people deal with unusual states of consciousness?
    exorcist
  • What causes someone to be in an unusual state of consciousness?
    be possessed by a spirit, drugs
  • 2.5.7 Treat disease

    Use this domain for words related to the treatment of disease and injury.

    OMC Codes: 
    742 Medical Research
    751 Preventive Medicine
    757 Medical Therapy
    758 Medical Care
  • What words refer to treating someone who is sick or injured?
    give someone treatment, treat, treatment, medical treatment, therapy, therapeutic, medical procedure, rehabilitation, medical aid, first aid, go to the aid of,
  • What words refer to taking care of someone who is sick?
    care for (a patient), nurse (a patient), nurse back to health, look after, hospice care
  • What words refer to treating a disease?
    treat a disease, arrest (the spread of a disease),
  • What words refer to a particular type of treatment?
    resuscitate, acupuncture, blood transfusion,
  • What words refer to treating a wound?
    clean/cleanse a wound, bandage, Band-Aid, compress, dress (a wound), dressing, tourniquet,
  • What words refer to treating a broken bone?
    set a bone, reduce a dislocation, cast, splint, crutches, cane, plaster, sling, brace,
  • What words refer to surgery?
    surgery, surgical, operate, operation, perform an operation, have an operation, major surgery, minor surgery, operating theater, operating table, amputate, implant, transplant, inoperable, incision, stitch, suture, sew up, scalpel,
  • What words refer to treating pain?
    alleviate, ease, anesthesia, anesthetic, general anesthesia, local anesthesia, anesthetize,
  • What words refer to things are done to treat disease?
    radiation, scan,
  • What words refer to trying to find out what is wrong with a sick person?
    diagnose, prognosis, draw/take a sample, examine a patient, take an x-ray, do a test, test for, lab report, take someone's temperature, take someone's blood pressure, take someone's pulse, check-up, take a sample, specimen,
  • What words refer to telling a sick person what to do in order to get well?
    prescribe, prescription,
  • What words refer to curing someone?
    cure, make someone better, heal, fix, healing, rehabilitate,
  • What words refer to something that cures someone?
    cure (n), remedy, antidote, curative,
  • What equipment is used to treat illness?
    stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, scalpel, catheter, forceps, needle, syringe, IV, x-ray machine, x-ray,
  • What words refer to preventing disease?
    hygiene, immunization, immunize, inoculate, inoculation, vaccinate, vaccination
  • 2.5.7.1 Doctor, nurse

    Use this domain for words referring to people who habitually take care of the sick and injured, such as those who do it for a living.

    OMC Codes: 
    759 Medical Personnel
  • What words refer to a person who takes care of the sick?
    doctor, physician, general practitioner, the medical profession, family doctor, family practitioner, healer,
  • What words refer to medical specialists and their branch of medicine?
    specialist, consultant, allergist, anesthesiologist, anesthesiology, cardiologist, cardiology, chiropractor, chiropractic, dermatologist, dermatology, endocrinologist, endocrinology, epidemiology, gastroenterologist, gastroenterology, gynecologist, gynecology, hematology, histology, homeopathist, homeopathy, immunologist, immunology, neonatologist, neonatology, nephrologist, nephrology, neurologist, neurology, obstetrician, obstetrics, oncologist, oncology, ophthalmologist, orthopedist, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedics, pediatrician, pediatrics, plastic surgeon, podiatry, proctologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, radiology, radiotherapy, rheumatologist, rheumatology, surgeon, surgery, urologist
  • What words refer to a doctor who treats mental illness?
    psychiatrist, shrink, analyst, psychiatry, psychologist, psychoanalyst, psychoanalysis, psychotherapist, psychotherapy,
  • What words refer to a doctor who treats teeth?
    dentist, dentistry, oral surgeon,
  • What words refer to someone who helps a doctor?
    nurse, nursing, hygienist, hygiene, lab/medical technician, laboratory analysis, midwife, midwifery, orderly, pharmacist, pharmacology, speech therapist, speech therapy, therapist, therapy
  • What words refer to someone who give emergency treatment to someone who has been injured?
    medic, corpsman, ambulance driver, paramedic,
  • What words refer to a doctor who treats animals?
    vet, veterinarian,
  • What words refer to a person who pretends to be a doctor?
    quack
  • What words refer to working as a doctor?
    practice, doctor (v), be in medicine,
  • What words refer to going to a doctor?
    go to the doctor, see a doctor, consult a doctor,
  • 2.5.7.2 Medicine

    Use this domain for words related to medicine, types of medicine, and the application of medicine.

    OMC Codes: 
    751 Preventive Medicine
    278 Pharmaceuticals
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    6T Medicines
  • What general words refer to medicine?
    medicine, medication, medicinal, drug, narcotic, antidote, elixir, remedy, herb,
  • What are the names of particular types of medicine?
    analgesic, antacid, antibiotic, antidote, antihistamine, antiseptic, antitoxin, aspirin, barbiturate, cathartic, chloroquine, drops, eye drops, emetic, iodine, immunization, inoculation, lozenge, painkiller, paregoric, penicillin, prophylactic, purgative, sedative, sleeping pill, stimulant, sulfa, tranquilizer, transfusion, Tylenol, vaccine, wine
  • What words refer to medicine you put on your skin?
    ointment, salve, liniment, lotion, poultice, balm, cream,
  • What words refer to medicine that you eat or drink?
    tablet, pill, capsule, potion, syrup, tonic,
  • What words refer to medicine that is injected under the skin?
    shot, injection, jab,
  • What words refer to giving medicine?
    medicate, apply medicine/ointment, give a shot, inject someone with, vaccinate, immunize, inoculate, administer, prescribe medicine, apply a bandage, (cover oneself under steaming herbal medicine), massage, rub something in,
  • What words refer to taking medicine?
    take something for, drink, swallow,
  • What words refer to some medicine that is given at one time?
    dose, dosage, course of medicine, overdose,
  • What words refer to the equipment used to store and administer medicine?
    medicine bottle, needle, syringe, IV,
  • What words refer to the written instructions a doctor gives about how much medicine to take?
    prescription, prescribe,
  • What words refer to someone who makes and sells medicine?
    chemist, pharmacist, druggist, pharmacy, herbalist,
  • 2.5.7.3 Medicinal plants

    Use this domain for plants that are used for medicine.

  • What words refer to a plant that is used as a medicine?
    herb, herbal,
  • What plants are used as medicine?
    poppy, pyrethrum, quinine, aloe
  • What words are used to describe the properties of these plants?
    medicinal, curative
  • 2.5.7.4 Hospital

    Use this domain for words that refer to a place where the sick and injured are treated.

    OMC Codes: 
    743 Hospitals and Clinics
  • What words refer to a place where the sick and injured are treated?
    hospital, infirmary, hospice, clinic, medical center, health center, doctor's office, the doctor's, dispensary, aid post/station, nursing home,
  • What words refer to a hospital for people who are mentally ill?
    mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, institution, asylum,
  • What are the parts of a hospital?
    ward, unit, operating room, operating theater, emergency room, casualty department, accident and emergency, lab, x-ray room, nurses' station, intensive care, surgery, waiting room, mortuary, morgue,
  • What words refer to a place where medicine is kept or given out?
    pharmacy, medicine cabinet,
  • What words refer to a vehicle for transporting the injured?
    ambulance, hospital ship
  • What words refer to putting someone in the hospital?
    hospitalize
  • What words refer to a sick person in a hospital?
    patient, inpatient, outpatient,
  • What words refer to being a patient in a hospital?
    go to the hospital, have someone in, stay in the hospital, hospital stay, admit, discharge,
  • 2.5.7.5 Traditional medicine

    Use this domain for words related to traditional medicine. There may be no distinction in terminology between 'modern medicine' and 'traditional medicine.' In that case this domain should be ignored. (Our purpose here is not to judge the value of traditional medicine, but to collect and describe the words used for it.)

    OMC Codes: 
    754 Sorcery
    755 Magical and Mental Therapy
  • What words refer to the practice of traditional medicine?
    traditional medicine, natural medicine
  • What words refer to the types of treatment?
    acupuncture,
  • What words refer to a person who practices traditional medicine?
    medicine man, herbalist, shaman,
  • What words refer to the medicine used in traditional medicine?
    potion, herb
  • 2.5.8 Mental illness

    Use this domain for words related to being mentally ill or disabled.

    OMC Codes: 
    158 Personality Disorders
    756 Shamans and Psychotherapists
  • What words describe someone who is mentally ill?
    mentally ill, insane, mad, crazy, disturbed, mentally disabled, crackbrained, crazed, demonized, demon possessed, feeble minded, melancholic, neurotic, obsessive, paranoid, preoccupied, psychopathic, psychotic, retarded, catatonic,
  • What words describe an old person who has become mentally ill?
    senile, confused, his mind is wandering, lose your marbles,
  • What words refer to mental illness?
    mental illness, madness, insanity, dementia, demon possession, fixation, hypochondria, lunacy, mania, melancholia, neurosis, obsession, paranoia, psychosis, schizophrenia, senility
  • What words refer to becoming mentally ill?
    have a nervous breakdown, crack up, go mad, go insane, go crazy, go senile, develop a psychosis
  • What words refer to something that causes mental illness?
    brain injury, mental trauma, shock,
  • What words refer to partial or total mental disability?
    mild retardation, severe retardation, vegetable,
  • What words refer to a mentally ill person?
    madman, crazy man, hypochondriac, idiot, lunatic, maniac, possessed man, psychopath, schizophrenic, retard,
  • What words refer to someone who cares for mentally ill people?
    psychologist, psychiatrist, exorcist,
  • What words refer to a hospital for mentally ill people?
    insane asylum,
  • What words refer to someone who is normal and not mentally ill?
    sane, sanity, of sound mind,
  • 2.6 Life

    Use this domain for general words referring to being alive and to a person's lifetime.

    OMC Codes: 
    761 Life and Death
    159 Life History Materials
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23G Live, Die
  • What words refer to being alive?
    be alive, live, life, stay alive, be going strong,
  • What words describe someone who is alive?
    living, alive, animate (adj),
  • What words refer to the process a person goes through from birth to death?
    life, life cycle, cycle of life
  • What words refer to the time when a person is alive?
    life, lifetime, days, lifespan, life expectancy,
  • What words refer to causing someone to be alive?
    animate (v), bring to life, give life to, give breath to, breathe life into, vivify
  • What words refer to bringing a dead person back to life?
    resurrect, resurrection, resuscitate, revive, rise again, rise from the dead, regenerate, bring back to life
  • What words refer to keeping someone alive?
    keep alive, life support, preserve, sustain, subsist on,
  • What words refer to living longer than someone else?
    outlive, survive,
  • What words refer to having a particular kind of life?
    a good/bad/hard life, a life of crime/poverty, a miserable/lonely existence, lead a good/bad/hard life, live well/happily,
  • What words refer to the kind of life a person lives?
    way of life, lifestyle,
  • What words indicate that something is true of your whole life?
    all your life, for life, lifelong,
  • 2.6.1 Marriage

    Use this domain for words related to the state of being married.

    OMC Codes: 
    580 Marriage
    581 Basis of Marriage
    582 Regulation of Marriage
    583 Mode of Marriage
    587 Secondary Marriages
    588 Special Unions and Marriages
    Irregular Unions
    595 Polygamy
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    34J Marriage, Divorce
  • What words refer to marrying someone?
    marry, marriage, get married, tie the knot, get hitched, join together, unite, wed, marry into,
  • What words refer to the state of being married?
    married, marriage, matrimony, wedlock, hitched, bonds of marriage, married life,
  • What words refer to being married to someone?
    be married to,
  • What words refer to people who are married?
    couple, husband, wife, spouse, partner, mate, matron, matronly, consort,
  • What words are used of the relationship between a husband and wife?
    wedded bliss, care for spouse, love, marriage relationship
  • What words refer to marrying again after being widowed or divorced?
    remarry, remarriage,
  • What words refer to marrying more than one person?
    bigamy, bigamist, bigamous, concubinage, concubine, harem, polygamist, polygamous, polygamy,
  • What words refer to marrying only one person?
    monogamous, monogamy,
  • What words refer to marrying someone from another tribe or race?
    inter-racial marriage, miscegenation,
  • What words refer to living with someone without being married?
    live with, cohabit, cohabitation, common-law marriage,
  • What words refer to marrying a close relative?
    incest, intermarry,
  • What words refer to marrying your brother's widow?
    levirate marriage
  • What words describe something having to do with marriage?
    married, marital, matrimonial, conjugal, nuptial, connubial,
  • 2.6.1.1 Arrange a marriage

    Use this domain for all the words related to arranging a marriage. Cultures vary widely in their practices. In some cultures marriages are arranged by the parents. In other cultures a man must seek a wife for himself. Some cultures allow either practice or a combination of the two. So some of the questions below may be inappropriate to your culture.

    OMC Codes: 
    583 Mode of Marriage
    584 Arranging a Marriage
  • What words refer to the process of arranging a marriage?
    arrange a marriage, arranged marriage, marriage negotiations, match, espousals, marry off,
  • What words refer to asking someone to marry you?
    ask someone to marry you, propose, pop the question, proposal,
  • What words refer to formally agreeing to get married?
    get engaged, engagement, set a date,
  • What words refer to an announcement of a proposed marriage?
    wedding announcement, announce your engagement, banns,
  • What words refer to the state of being engaged to be married?
    engaged, engagement, betrothed, betrothal, espoused, promised,
  • What words refer to the people who are engaged to be married?
    fiancé, fiancée, engaged couple, bride-to-be, husband-to-be,
  • What words refer to a person who helps with the negotiations?
    matchmaker, go-between
  • What words refer to a gift or payment given to your future spouse or their family?
    engagement ring, bride price, dowry
  • What words refer to a man trying to get a woman to marry him?
    court, courtship, woo, suit, suitor, date, flirt,
  • What words refer to the age at which a person can get married?
    marriageable age, coming out party, eligible, nubile,
  • What words refer to marrying secretly?
    elope,
  • 2.6.1.2 Wedding

    Use this domain for words related to the wedding ceremony.

    OMC Codes: 
    585 Nuptials
  • What words refer to a wedding ceremony?
    wedding, ceremony, service, nuptials, church wedding, civil service,
  • What words refer to getting married secretly?
    elope, elopement,
  • What are the parts of a wedding ceremony?
    procession, give (the bride) away, speech, wedding vows, pronouncement, reception, toast,
  • What words refer to the people who are getting married?
    bride, bridal, groom, bridegroom, couple, bride and groom,
  • What other people are involved in a wedding?
    best man, maid of honor, groomsman, bridesmaid, wedding party, guest
  • What words refer to performing a wedding ceremony?
    marry (the couple), perform the wedding,
  • What words refer to the person who performs a wedding ceremony?
    minister, justice of the peace,
  • What special clothes are worn at a wedding?
    wedding gown, veil
  • What things are used in a wedding?
    wedding ring, wedding cake, bride's bouquet,
  • What words refer to the time immediately after the wedding?
    honeymoon, wedding night, consummation (of the marriage),
  • What words refer to the husband and wife after the wedding?
    newlyweds, honeymooner, man and wife,
  • What words refer to the day of a wedding which is celebrated every year?
    wedding anniversary,
  • 2.6.1.3 Unmarried

    Use this domain for words related to being unmarried.

    OMC Codes: 
    589 Celibacy
  • What words refer to being unmarried?
    single, unmarried, eligible, unwed, celibacy, celibate,
  • What words refer to a woman who is unmarried?
    maid, maiden, maidenhood, maidenly, old maid, spinster, spinsterhood, virgin,
  • What words refer to a man who is unmarried?
    bachelor, bachelorhood,
  • 2.6.1.4 Divorce

    Use this domain for words related to divorce--to legally end your marriage.

    OMC Codes: 
    586 Termination of Marriage
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    34J Marriage, Divorce
  • What words refer to divorcing your wife or husband?
    get divorced, divorce (v), get a divorce, end in divorce, dissolution, dissolve,
  • What words refer to a divorce?
    divorce (n), divorcement,
  • What words refer to a person who has been divorced?
    divorcee, ex-husband, ex-wife, my ex,
  • What words describe someone who has been divorced?
    divorced, estranged,
  • What words refer to a judge ending a marriage?
    grant a divorce, annul, annulment,
  • What words refer to the legal process of divorcing your wife or husband?
    certificate of divorce, writ of divorce, divorce papers, divorce court
  • What words refer to leaving your husband or wife?
    leave (your spouse), walk out on, leave (your spouse) for another man/woman,
  • What words refer to when a husband and wife no longer live together?
    separate, separation, estrange, split up, break up (a marriage), live apart,
  • What words indicate who keeps the children?
    get custody, alimony,
  • 2.6.1.5 Romantic love

    Use this domain for words related to romantic love.

  • What words refer to loving someone?
    love, be in love,
  • What words refer to starting to love someone?
    fall in love, love at first sight, be swept off your feet, be interested in, fancy,
  • What words refer loving someone very much?
    be madly in love, be head over heels in love, infatuated, have a crush on, be mad about, be crazy about, be besotted,
  • What words refer to the feeling of love?
    love, passion, romance,
  • What words describe something someone says or does when they love someone?
    passionate, romantic,
  • What words refer to someone you love?
    lovers, the one you love, the love of your life,
  • What words refer to doing something with someone you love?
    date, go out with, see someone, ask out, ask someone for a date,
  • What do people call someone that they love?
    love, dear, honey, darling, dearest, sweetheart,
  • What words refer to problems between people who love each other?
    hurt someone, break someone's heart, grow apart, break up,
  • What words refer to loving each other again after having problems?
    make up, get back together,
  • 2.6.2 Sexual relations

    Use this domain for words related to sexual relations and having sex. Be careful that your domain label does not use a taboo word.

    OMC Codes: 
    830 Sex
    831 Sexuality
    832 Sexual Stimulation
    833 Sexual Intercourse
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23D Sexual Relations
  • What general words refer to sexual relations?
    sex, intercourse, sexual relations, conjugal rights, marital rights, union,
  • What words refer to having sex with someone?
    have sex with, have intercourse, make love, sleep with, go to bed with, lovemaking, coition, coitus, copulation, coupling, impregnate, mate, unite,
  • What words refer to affection and sexual stimulation?
    stimulate, kiss, fondle, arousal, caress, climax, erection, eroticism, libido, mount, snog, pet, hug, embrace, cuddle, hold hands,
  • What words refer to orgasm?
    orgasm, climax, ejaculate, ejaculation, come, semen, sperm,
  • What words describe something having to do with sex?
    carnal, erotic, genital, heterosexual, phallic, sexual, sexuality, sexually, venereal,
  • What words describe someone who wants to have sex?
    amorous, aroused, in the mood, turned on,
  • What words refer to something used to increase sexual pleasure?
    aphrodisiac,
  • What words refer to two people who are having sex?
    lovers,
  • What words describe a person who has difficulty having sex?
    impotence, impotent, frigid, frigidity,
  • What words refer to being friends, but not having sex?
    platonic, be just good friends,
  • 2.6.2.1 Virginity

    Use this domain for words related to being a virgin--a person who has never had sex.

  • What words refer to a person who has never had sex?
    virgin, virginity, celibate,
  • What words refer to maintaining your virginity?
    abstain (from sex), abstinence, restraint, celibacy, chastity, continence, honor, purity, virtue,
  • What words refer to no longer being a virgin?
    lose your virginity, become sexually active, have sex for the first time
  • 2.6.2.2 Attract sexually

    Use this domain for words related to attracting someone sexually--to cause someone to want to have sex with you, and for words related to being sexually attracted to someone--to want to have sex with someone.

  • What words refer to attracting someone sexually?
    attract, be attractive to, appeal to, tempt, seduce, draw, lure, act sexy, excite, turn someone on, titillate, flirt, flirtatious,
  • What words refer to being sexually attracted to someone?
    be attracted to, fancy, be interested in, want, lust after, take a fancy to,
  • What words refer to wanting to have sex?
    sex drive, desire, lust (v), want someone, lustful, libido, horny, randy,
  • What words refer to the feeling of being sexually attracted?
    attraction, lust (n), passion,
  • What words describe someone who is sexually attractive?
    sexy, attractive, desirable, voluptuous, sultry, alluring, luscious, appealing, beautiful, allure, sensual, sensuous, good-looking, glamorous, seductive, handsome, tempting, irresistible, enticing,
  • What words describe something someone does to attract someone?
    sexy, provocative, seductive, suggestive, sensual, be a turn-on, erotic,
  • What words refer to a quality a person has that makes them attractive?
    looks, sex appeal, beauty, attraction, appeal, the lure of, charm, attractiveness, prettiness, sensuality,
  • What words describe someone who is not attractive?
    unattractive, be a turn-off, sexless,
  • 2.6.2.3 Sexual immorality

    Use this domain for words referring to illicit sexual relations.

    OMC Codes: 
    684 Sex and Marital Offenses
    834 General Sex Restrictions
    835 Kinship Regulation of Sex
    836 Premarital Sex Relations
    837 Extramarital Sex Relations
    838 Homosexuality
    839 Miscellaneous Sex Behavior
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    88J' Sexual Misbehavior
  • What general words refer to sexual immorality?
    immorality, illicit relations, sexual sin, lasciviousness, licentiousness, obscenity,
  • What words refer to someone who is sexually immoral?
    sex maniac, dirty old man, lecherous, nymphomaniac, sex fiend, libertine,
  • What words describe someone who is sexual immoral?
    bawdry, erotic, immoral, kinky, licentious, lustful, sensuous, voluptuous, indecent, obscene,
  • What words refer to sex before marriage?
    fornicate, fornication, deflower (a virgin),
  • What words refer to sexual offenses within a marriage?
    abuse,
  • What words refer to sex with a person you are not married to?
    commit adultery, adultery, be unfaithful, cheat on, two-time, sow wild oats, infidelity,
  • What words refer to a person who commits adultery?
    adulterer, adulteress, sexual partner, lover, mistress,
  • What words refer to tempting someone to have sex outside of marriage?
    seduce, get someone into bed, seductive, seduction, make advances, make a pass at, sexual harassment,
  • What words refer to an ongoing relationship outside of marriage?
    affair, relationship, be together, romance,
  • What words refer to a single time of adultery?
    one night stand
  • What words refer to having sex with many people?
    sleep around, promiscuous, promiscuity,
  • What words refer to a prostitute?
    prostitute, hooker, call-girl, harlot, whore, rent boy,
  • What words refer to what prostitutes do?
    prostitute (oneself), prostitution, solicit sex, sell (oneself)
  • What words refer to having sex by yourself?
    masturbate, masturbation,
  • What words describe books and movies that are about sex?
    erotic, pornographic, pornography, porn, adult, blue, dirty, steamy, raunchy, X-rated,
  • What words refer to sex between close relatives?
    have an incestuous relationship, incest
  • What words refer to forcing a woman to have sex?
    rape, rapist, force, sexually assault,
  • What words refer to sex between two people of the same sex?
    homosexual, gay, lesbian, homo, homosexuality, lesbianism, pervert, perverted, bisexual, sodomy, sexual orientation,
  • What words refer to having sex with a child?
    abuse, sexual abuse, molest, molestation, pedophile, pederast, pederasty,
  • What words refer to sex with an animal?
    bestial, bestiality
  • 2.6.3 Birth

    Use this domain for words related to giving birth and being born.

    OMC Codes: 
    163 Birth Statistics
    840 Reproduction
    841 Menstruation
    844 Childbirth
    846 Postnatal Care
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23C Birth, Procreation
  • What words refer to a mother giving birth?
    have a baby, give birth, become a mother, bear a child, deliver, hatch,
  • What words refer to a baby being born?
    be born, birth, arrive, arrival, come along, come into the world,
  • What words refer to the event of giving birth?
    birth, childbirth, birthing, childbed, parturition, nativity,
  • What are the steps or stages in giving birth?
    labor, birth, first breath, tie the umbilical cord, cut the umbilical cord,
  • What words refer to what is done for the baby?
    wash (the baby), anoint, swaddle (wrap in cloth),
  • What words describe something to do with birth?
    maternity, postnatal,
  • What words refer to the entire process of producing a baby?
    reproduce, breed, reproduction,
  • What words refer to having your first baby?
    start a family,
  • 2.6.3.1 Pregnancy

    Use this domain for words related to being pregnant.

    OMC Codes: 
    843 Pregnancy
    842 Conception
  • What words refer to a man causing a woman to become pregnant?
    beget, begetting, begotten, impregnate, get (her) pregnant, father (v) a child, procreate, procreation, reproduce, sire, engender, generate,
  • What words refer to a woman becoming pregnant?
    conceive, conception, become pregnant
  • What words refer to a woman being pregnant?
    be pregnant, be going to have a baby, be having a baby, be expecting, bear, carry, carry to term,
  • What words describe a woman who is pregnant?
    pregnant, big as a house, expectant, expecting,
  • What words refer to the time period when a woman is pregnant?
    pregnancy, gestation period, term, full term, trimester, antenatal, prenatal,
  • What words refer to what a baby does?
    kick, turn, drop,
  • What words refer to the part from the father and the part from the mother that make a baby?
    egg, sperm, gamete, ovum, gene,
  • 2.6.3.2 Fetus

    Use this domain for words related to a fetus--a baby that has not been born yet.

  • What words refer to an unborn baby?
    unborn child, unborn baby, fetus, embryo,
  • What words refer to the parts that surround a baby and connect it to its mother's womb?
    umbilical cord, placenta, placental, sack, fluid, afterbirth,
  • 2.6.3.3 Miscarriage

    Use this domain for words related to the prevention or termination of a pregnancy, and for words related to killing babies.

    OMC Codes: 
    847 Abortion and Infanticide
    168 Population Policy
  • What words refer to preventing pregnancy?
    birth control, family planning, contraception, sterilize, sterilization, vasectomy,
  • What things are used to prevent pregnancy?
    contraceptive, condom, the pill,
  • What words refer to a baby dying before birth?
    lose the baby, miscarry, have a miscarriage, stillborn, stillbirth
  • What words refer to killing a baby before birth?
    abortion, abort, have an abortion, terminate a pregnancy,
  • What words refer to killing a baby after birth?
    infanticide
  • 2.6.3.4 Labor and birth pains

    Use this domain for words related to labor and birth pains.

  • What general words refer to the process leading up to birth?
    labor
  • What words refer to the feelings a woman has when she thinks she is beginning to go into labor?
    false labor, early labor
  • What are the signs that a woman is going into labor?
    break the waters
  • What words refer to the contractions of the muscles of the uterus?
    contraction, push, bear down
  • What words refer to labor pains?
    labor pains, birth pain, birth pangs, throe,
  • What do women do while suffering birth pains?
    groan, cry out
  • 2.6.3.5 Help to give birth

    Use this domain for words related to helping a woman to give birth.

  • What words refer to giving help to a woman who is giving birth?
    deliver, delivery, help to give birth, midwifery, obstetrics,
  • What words refer to a doctor operating on a woman to deliver a baby?
    Caesarean,
  • What words refer to a person who helps to give birth?
    midwife, obstetrician
  • What materials and instruments are used by obstetricians and midwives?
    knife, clamp, forceps, incubator,
  • 2.6.3.6 Unusual birth

    Use this domain for words related to an unusual birth.

    OMC Codes: 
    845 Difficult and Unusual Births
  • What words refer to giving birth early?
    be premature
  • What words refer to a difficult birth?
    difficult birth, hard labor
  • What words refer to a mother who dies while giving birth?
    die in childbirth
  • 2.6.3.7 Multiple births

    Use this domain for words related to multiple births--when a woman give birth to more than one baby at the same time.

  • What words refer to the number of babies born at the same time?
    single birth, twins, triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets
  • 2.6.3.8 Fertile, infertile

    Use this domain for words related to being unable to have children.

  • What words refer to having many children?
    fertile, breed, multiply, propagate, have many children, have a big family, fecund, fecundity, prolific,
  • What words refer to being able to have children?
    fertile, be able to have children, fertility,
  • What words refer to being unable to have children?
    be unable to have children, infertile, sterile, barren, childless, sterility, unfruitful, impotence, impotent, infertility,
  • 2.6.3.9 Birth ceremony

    Use this domain for words related to a birth ceremony.

    OMC Codes: 
    852 Ceremonial During Infancy and Childhood
    851 Social Placement
  • What words refer to a ceremony celebrating a child's birth?
    birth ceremony, christening, naming ceremony, baptism
  • What words refer to the day a person was born?
    birthday
  • What words refer to a yearly celebration of a person's birth?
    birthday party
  • 2.6.4 Stage of life

    Use this domain for words referring to a stage of life--a time period in a person's life.

    OMC Codes: 
    145 Ontogenetic Data
    850 Infancy and Childhood
    880 Adolescence, Adulthood, and Old Age
  • What words refer to the time periods of a person's life?
    stage of life, time of life, phase
  • 2.6.4.1 Baby

    Use this domain for words related to a baby.

    OMC Codes: 
    850 Infancy and Childhood
  • What words refer to a very small child?
    newborn, baby, babe, infant, nursling, toddler, two-year-old, three-year-old, ankle-biter,
  • What words refer to the time period when a person is a baby?
    infancy, babyhood
  • What words refer to a baby moving?
    crawl, wiggle, turn over, sit up, toddle,
  • What words refer something coming out of a baby's mouth?
    drool, dribble, spit up, burp,
  • What sounds do babies make?
    cry, babble, coo, baby talk,
  • 2.6.4.1.1 Care for a baby

    Use this domain for words related to caring for a baby.

    OMC Codes: 
    853 Infant Feeding
    854 Infant Care
    862 Weaning and Food Training
  • What words refer to caring for a baby?
    care for, watch, baby-sit,
  • What words refer to feeding a baby?
    breastfeed, nurse, feed, wean, suck, suckle,
  • What things are used to feed a baby?
    breast milk, milk, bottle, baby food, bib, highchair,
  • What words refer to holding a baby?
    hold, cradle (in arms), rock,
  • What words refer to comforting a baby when it is crying?
    comfort, soothe, cuddle,
  • What words refer to carrying a baby?
    carry in arms, carry on back
  • What things are used to carry a baby?
    baby carriage, pram, stroller, backpack, car seat, carrycot,
  • Where are babies put?
    crib, cradle, playpen,
  • What words refer to a baby urinating or defecating?
    wet, urinate, defecate, potty,
  • What words refer to cleaning a baby?
    change someone's diaper, diaper, nappy, bathe, baby powder, baby lotion,
  • What toys are given to a baby?
    rattle, pacifier, dummy,
  • What words refer to protecting a baby?
    amulet, evil eye,
  • 2.6.4.2 Child

    Use this domain for words related to a child.

    OMC Codes: 
    857 Childhood Activities
    858 Status of Children
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    9D Children
  • What words refer to a child (from birth to puberty)?
    child, children, kid, youngster, boy, girl, brat, small fry, imp, infant, juvenile, minor, offspring, progeny, schoolchild, squirt, tad, urchin, weanling,
  • What words refer to the time period when a person is a child?
    childhood
  • What words describe a child?
    young, little, small, underage,
  • What words describe something to do with children?
    child (adj), childish, juvenile,
  • 2.6.4.2.1 Rear a child

    Use this domain for words related to rearing a child--to take care of someone while they are a child so that their needs are met and they become a good person.

    OMC Codes: 
    855 Child Care
    860 Socialization
    861 Techniques of Inculcation
    862 Weaning and Food Training
    863 Cleanliness Training
    864 Sex Training
    865 Aggression Training
    866 Independence Training
    867 Transmission of Cultural Norms
    868 Transmission of Skills
    869 Transmission of Beliefs
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    35F Rear, Bring Up
  • What general words refer to rearing a child?
    bring up, raise, rear, have custody, parent (v) a child, mother (v) a child, child-rearing,
  • What words refer to caring for a child's needs?
    care for, take care of,
  • What words refer to teaching and training a child?
    teach, train, upbringing,
  • What words refer to disciplining a child?
    discipline, correct
  • What words refer to rearing a child well?
    well brought up,
  • What words refer to not rearing a child well?
    neglect, abuse, spoil, deprive,
  • What words refer to rearing a child who is not your own?
    adopt, foster, guardian,
  • What words refer to taking care of a child while their parents are doing something else?
    look after, mind (a child), keep an eye on, baby-sit, sit, take care of, childcare,
  • What words refer to someone who cares for a child?
    nurse, nursemaid, guardian, nanny, babysitter, sitter, child minder,
  • What words refer to a place where children are cared for?
    nursery, crèche, childcare facility,
  • 2.6.4.3 Youth

    Use this domain for words referring to a youth.

    OMC Codes: 
    881 Puberty and Initiation
    882 Status of Adolescents
    883 Adolescent Activities
    884 Majority
  • What words refer to a youth (between puberty and adulthood)?
    youth, teenager, adolescent, minor, young man, young woman, young people, damsel, the young, the youth of,
  • What words refer to the time period when a person is a youth?
    youth, adolescence, in your teens, teenage years,
  • What words refer to when a child becomes sexually active?
    puberty, childbearing age, become sexually active
  • What words describe a person who is not yet an adult?
    immature, callow, young,
  • What words describe something to do with young people?
    youth (adj), juvenile, teenage, adolescent,
  • 2.6.4.4 Adult

    Use this domain for words referring to an adult.

    OMC Codes: 
    885 Adulthood
  • What words refer to an adult?
    adult, man, woman, grown-up, grown man, grown woman,
  • What words refer to time periods of adulthood?
    adulthood, maturity, prime, adult life, midlife crisis, over the hill, middle age, middle-aged
  • What words refer to becoming an adult?
    come of age, grow up, mature (v), reach majority, settle down,
  • What words refer to the time period during which a woman can become pregnant?
    childbearing years,
  • What words refer to the time when a woman can no longer become pregnant?
    menopause,
  • What words describe a person who has become an adult?
    full-grown, fully grown, grown, grown-up (adj), mature,
  • What words describe something that has to do with adults rather than children?
    adult (adj), grown-up (adj), mature (adj),
  • 2.6.4.5 Old person

    Use this domain for words related to old age and older persons?

    OMC Codes: 
    886 Senescence
    887 Activities of the Aged
    888 Status and Treatment of the Aged
  • What words refer to an old person?
    old man, old woman, elder, senior citizen, senior, old people, the old,
  • What words refer to becoming old?
    age (v), get old, grow old, mature, be getting on, aging, not be as young as you were,
  • What words describe an old person?
    old, elderly, aged, ancient, up in years, retired,
  • What words describe a person who looks old?
    wrinkled, wizened, gray, show your age, look your age,
  • What words refer to the time period of old age?
    old age, twilight years,
  • What words refer to being too old to do something?
    be past it, be over the hill, be a bit long in the tooth,
  • What words refer to when an old person can no longer work?
    retire, retirement, retired, retiree, pension, pensioner, old age pensioner,
  • What words refer to being old but still able to do things?
    going strong,
  • What problems do the elderly have?
    senile, senility, declining health, aging process,
  • What words refer to caring for an old person?
    elder care, retirement center, old folks home, nursing home,
  • What words describe something to do with old people?
    geriatric, senior,
  • 2.6.4.6 Grow, get bigger

    Use this domain for words referring to people, animals, or plants growing and getting bigger.

    OMC Codes: 
    145 Ontogenetic Data
    856 Development and Maturation
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23K Grow, Growth
  • What words refer to growing bigger?
    grow, get taller, bet bigger, develop, increase in size, mature, grow up,
  • What words describe something that is growing?
    growing,
  • What words refer to growing quickly or well?
    flourish, thrive, shoot up,
  • What words describe something that has finished growing?
    fully grown, adult, mature, grown up, fully developed,
  • What words describe something that has not yet finished growing?
    immature,
  • What words refer to the process of growing?
    growth, development, maturation,
  • 2.6.4.7 Initiation

    Use this domain for words related to initiation rites--a ceremony when a child becomes an adult.

    OMC Codes: 
    881 Puberty and Initiation
  • What words refer to initiation rites?
    initiation, bar mitzvah,
  • What words refer to initiating a child into adulthood?
    initiate (v),
  • What words refer to the steps or parts of the initiation rites?
    (no words in English)
  • What words refer to a person who is being initiated?
    initiate (n),
  • What words refer to the time when a child is initiated?
    coming of age
  • 2.6.4.8 Peer group

    Use this domain for words referring to a peer group--all the people who were born during the same time period.

    OMC Codes: 
    561 Age Stratification
  • What words refer to people born during the same time period?
    same age, age mate, generation, peer, peer group, age group
  • What words do you use when you talk to someone in your peer group?
    mate,
  • 2.6.5 Male, female

    Use this domain for words referring to male and female people.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    79V Male, Female
  • What general words refer to the difference between male and female?
    sex, gender, male, female
  • What pairs of words refer to male and female people?
    the sexes, male and female, men and women, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, guys and gals,
  • What words refer to something (such as a plant) that is neither male nor female?
    asexual, sexless
  • What words refer to something (such as a plant) that is both male and female?
    androgynous, bisexual, hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic,
  • What words describe something to do with the sex of a person?
    sexual,
  • What words describe a school or organization that includes males and females?
    mixed, coed,
  • What words describe a school or organization that includes only males or females?
    single-sex,
  • What words refer to a person of the other sex?
    the opposite sex,
  • What words refer to problems between men and women?
    sexual equality, sexual discrimination, sexism, sexist, male chauvinism, male chauvinist, feminism, feminist,
  • 2.6.5.1 Man

    Use this domain for words referring to a man or any male person.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    9B Males
  • What words refer to a man?
    man, guy, bloke, chap, fellow, gentleman, male, men folk,
  • What words refer to a young man?
    boy, lad, youth, young man, schoolboy, little shaver,
  • What words describe a man?
    cad, chesty, dandified, dandy, fatherly, foppish, fox, gentlemanly, rake, stud,
  • What words describe a man who acts like a man?
    masculine, virile, manly, macho, he-man,
  • What words describe a man who acts like a boy or a woman?
    boyish, childish, effeminate, milksop, mincing, sissified, sissy, unmanly, wimp, womanish
  • What words describe something to do with men?
    male, masculine,
  • What words refer to whether or not a man is married?
    bachelor, castrated, celibate, divorcé, eunuch, widower,
  • What do you call a man when you talk to him?
    sir, Mr., mate, buddy, mister, sire, lord,
  • 2.6.5.2 Woman

    Use this domain for words referring to a woman or any female person.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    9C Females
  • What words refer to a woman?
    woman, lady, female, gal, belle, chick, dame, frau, gentlewoman, mistress, senorita, squaw, wench, womenfolk,
  • What words refer to a young woman?
    girl, lass, young woman, schoolgirl,
  • What words describe a woman?
    bitch, busty, catty, curvaceous, dish, distaff, doll, estrous, girlish, hag, hussy, maidenly, menopausal, shrew, slatternly, slattern, slut, unfeminine, unladylike, virginal, womanish, womanlike,
  • What words describe a woman who acts like a woman?
    feminine, ladylike, womanly, femininity,
  • What words describe a woman who acts like a man?
    mannish, tomboy, tomboyish,
  • What words describe something to do with women?
    female, feminine, women's
  • What words refer to whether or not a woman is married?
    wife, virgin, old maid, maiden, divorcée, lesbian,
  • What do you call a woman when you talk to her?
    madam, ma'am, Miss, Mrs., Ms., lady, Lady,
  • 2.6.6 Die

    Use this domain for words related to dying.

    OMC Codes: 
    165 Mortality
    760 Death
    763 Dying
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    23G Live, Die
  • What general words refer to dying?
    die, expire,
  • What words refer to dying as a result of illness or old age?
    pass away, pass on, go, kick the bucket, snuff it,
  • What words refer to dying as a result of an accident or violence?
    be killed, accidental death, death by misadventure, violent death, lose your life, perish, suffer heavy losses,
  • What euphemisms and idioms are used to refer to death?
    go to your reward, be wasted, fall asleep, croak, depart, breathe your last, defunct, grim reaper
  • What words are used to describe the manner in which someone dies?
    drop dead, keel over, slow death, sudden death, painful death, excruciating death, gruesome death, horrible death, die quietly, die peacefully, die with boots on, die fighting, fade away, succumb (to illness), drown, drowning, asphyxiate, suffocate, choke to death, sacrifice, succumb (to a disease), suffocate, suffocation, starvation, starve, starve to death, burn to death, freeze to death,
  • What words refer to dying when you are still young?
    die young, be cut off in your prime, untimely death,
  • What words refer to dying to save someone?
    die for, give your life, lay down your life, martyr,
  • What words describe someone who is almost dead?
    dying, be close to death, about to die, on death's doorstep, be at death's door, have one foot in the grave,
  • What words refer to the event of dying?
    death, demise, mortality,
  • What words refer to someone who has died?
    deceased, dead person, goner, dearly departed, casualty, fatality, the dead,
  • What words describe someone who is dead?
    dead, deceased, stone-dead, dead as a doornail, late, lifeless,
  • What words refer to the number of people who die from the same cause?
    death toll, fatalities, loss of life,
  • What words refer to losing someone in death?
    lose (someone), loss, bereaved, be widowed, be orphaned,
  • What words describe an illness or wound that will cause the person to die?
    fatal, terminal,
  • 2.6.6.1 Kill

    Use this domain for words related to killing someone--to cause someone to die.

    OMC Codes: 
    762 Suicide
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    20D Kill
  • What general words refer to killing someone?
    kill, murder, assassinate, bump off, do away with, finish someone off, take someone's life, dispatch, dispose, finish, eliminate, liquidate, commit murder, waste, zap, slay, snuff, send to Davy Jones locker, lynch, silence, terminate,
  • What words describe the manner of killing someone?
    shoot, gun down, blow someone away, stab, stab someone to death, butcher, behead, decapitate, beat someone to death, asphyxiate, choke, garrote, strangle, suffocate, throttle, smother, stifle, crucify, drown, electrocute, hang, hanging, poison, stone, starve,
  • What words refer to the act of killing someone?
    murder (n), homicide, killing, assassination, foul play, capital crime, beheading, bloodshed, butchery, crucifixion, decapitation, electrocution, fratricide, immolation, infanticide, liquidation, manslaughter, martyrdom, matricide, patricide, regicide, shooting, slaying, strangulation, smothering, suffocation, terrorism,
  • What words refer to the government killing someone because they committed a crime?
    execute, put someone to death, sentence someone to death, capital punishment, the death penalty, capital offence, capital crime, punishable by death, execution, condemned, be on death row,
  • What words refer to killing many people?
    massacre, slaughter, exterminate, annihilate, wipe out, bloody,
  • What words refer to the killing of many people?
    massacre (n), slaughter, carnage, genocide, mass murder, ethnic cleansing, annihilation, blood-bath, extermination, holocaust, pogrom,
  • What words refer to killing yourself?
    kill yourself, commit suicide, take your own life, end it all, suicide, suicidal, be a suicide, do away with yourself,
  • What words refer to trying to kill someone?
    attempted murder, attempt on someone's life,
  • What words refer to someone who kills another person?
    murderer, killer, assassin, hitman, slayer, executioner, hangman, liquidator, murderess, slaughterer, slayer, terrorist, strangler,
  • What words describe someone who wants to kill someone?
    homicidal, murderous,
  • What words refer to the person who was killed?
    martyr, murdered man/woman, victim, fatality,
  • What words refer to a person killed in war?
    killed in action, casualty, casualty of war, civilian casualty, collateral damage,
  • What words refer to something used to kill someone?
    murder weapon,
  • What words describe something that can kill someone?
    fatal, killer, mortal, lethal, deadly, poisonous, toxic,
  • What words refer to something such as an accident or disease killing someone?
    kill, kill off, cause death, be a killer, destroy, decimate, wipe out,
  • What words refer to doing something that might result in your death?
    risk your life,
  • What words refer to doing something that results in your death?
    cost you your life,
  • What words refer to killing an animal?
    slaughter, destroy, put down, put away, put something out of it misery,
  • 2.6.6.2 Corpse

    Use this domain for words referring to a corpse--the body of a person who has died.

  • What words refer to a dead body?
    body, dead body, corpse, cadaver, stiff, carcass, carrion, mummy,
  • What words refer to a dead body decaying?
    decay, decompose, rot, return to dust, eaten by worms, corrupt, putrid, putrefy,
  • What words refer to a body after it has decayed?
    remains, bones, skeleton,
  • 2.6.6.3 Funeral

    Use this domain for words related to a funeral and other things that are done after a person dies.

    OMC Codes: 
    764 Burial Practices and Funerals
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    52 Funerals and Burial
  • What words refer to a funeral?
    funeral, wake, graveside service, burial service, last rites
  • What words refer to holding a funeral?
    perform a funeral, hold a memorial service,
  • What words refer to notifying people that someone has died?
    death notice, send death notice,
  • What words refer to something someone says about a dead person?
    obituary, eulogy, epitaph,
  • What are the parts or stages of a funeral?
    eulogy, dirge, fire a salute, lower the flag, half mast, play taps, toll the bell
  • What words refer to something that is made or done to remind people of the person who died?
    memorial, monument, in memory of,
  • 2.6.6.4 Mourn

    Use this domain for words related to mourning a death--to feel bad because someone died and to show this feeling in various ways. Include whatever cultural practices are used.

    OMC Codes: 
    765 Mourning
    768 Social Readjustments to Death
    769 Cult of the Dead
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    25L Laugh, Cry, Groan x
  • What words refer to mourning a death?
    grieve, be in mourning, mourn, lament, bemoan, mourning, lamentation, grief, sorrow,
  • What noises do people make to show they are mourning?
    bewail, crying, groan, moan, sigh, wail, weep,
  • What special music is played?
    death chant, dirge, funeral march,
  • What words refer to someone who is mourning?
    mourner,
  • What special clothes are worn?
    dress in black, funeral clothes, black veil
  • What do people do to show they are mourning?
    beat their breast, tear their clothes, shave their head, put ashes on their head
  • 2.6.6.5 Bury

    Use this domain for words related to disposing of a dead body. Different cultures have practices other than burying a body in the ground. Include words for all practices used by the culture.

    OMC Codes: 
    766 Special Burial Practices and Funerals
    Deviant Mortuary Practices
    767 Mortuary Specialists
    Louw Nida Codes: 
    52 Funerals and Burial
  • What words refer to burying a dead body?
    bury, burial, inter, interment, lay to rest, entomb
  • What steps are involved in preparing a body for burial?
    burial arrangements, wash (the body), wrap, anoint
  • What words refer to a person who prepares a body for burial?
    embalmer, undertaker, mortician, gravedigger, funeral director,
  • Where are bodies prepared for burial?
    morgue, mortuary, crematorium,
  • What is used to protect a body?
    grave clothes, shroud, coffin, casket, sarcophagus, urn
  • What is used to carry a body?
    pall, bier, hearse
  • What words refer to burning a body?
    cremate, cremation, pyre, ashes
  • What words refer to leaving a body outside?
    expose (a body), funeral platform, left to rot
  • What words refer to preserving a dead body?
    embalm, mummify, mummy,
  • 2.6.6.6 Grave

    Use this domain for words related to a grave--the place where a dead body is put.

    Louw Nida Codes: 
    7G Miscellaneous Constructions
  • What words refer to the place where a body is placed?
    grave, tomb, burial plot, sepulcher, vault, crypt, barrow,
  • What words refer to a place where many bodies are buried?
    cemetery, churchyard, graveyard, mausoleum, mass grave, burial ground, charnel house,
  • What words refer to a marker of a grave?
    grave marker, gravestone, headstone, tombstone, slab, memorial, monument, epitaph
  • 2.6.6.7 Inherit

    Use this domain for words related to inheriting something from your parents after they die.

    OMC Codes: 
    428 Inheritance
  • What words refer to inheriting something?
    inherit, receive an inheritance, succeed to,
  • What words refer to someone who inherits something?
    heir, heiress, beneficiary,
  • What words refer to something that is inherited?
    inheritance, estate, legacy,
  • What words refer to a will?
    will, last will and testament, probate
  • What words refer to the process of making a will?
    make a will, draw up a will, plan your estate, estate planning, testate, intestate,
  • What words refer to someone who makes a will?
    testator,
  • What words refer to giving something to someone in your will?
    leave, bequeath, will (v), hand down,
  • What words refer to the person who distributes the property?
    executor,
  • What words refer to the right to inherit something?
    birthright,
  • 2.6.6.8 Life after death

    Use this domain for words related to life after death.

    OMC Codes: 
    769 Cult of the Dead
  • What words refer to life after death?
    life after death, afterlife, immortality, the life beyond, life beyond the grave,
  • What words refer to person after they die?
    ghost, spirit,
  • What words refer to the place where dead people are?
    netherworld, heaven, hell,
  • What words refer to caring for the spirit of a dead person?
    offer a sacrifice, pray for the dead, keep someone's memory alive,
  • What words refer to not living on after death?
    oblivion, end of existence, finality of death,