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,