HyperDic: tropical

English > 4 senses of the word tropical:
ADJECTIVEalltropical, tropicrelating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
perttropicalof or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
alltropicalcharacterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes
alltropical, tropicof weather or climate
tropical > pronunciation
Soundstraa'pihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > tropical: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrelating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator).
Examples
  • "tropical islands"
  • "tropical fruit"
Synonymtropic
BroaderequatorialOf or existing at or near the geographic equator
Spanishtropical, trópico
Catalantròpic, tropical
Nounstropiceither of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
English > tropical: 4 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the tropics, or either tropic.
Example"tropical year"
Spanishtropical
Catalantropical
Nounstropiceither of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
English > tropical: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCharacterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense.
Categoryrhetoricstudy of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
Broaderfigurative, nonliteral(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal
Spanishtropical
Catalantropical
Nounstropelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
English > tropical: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics.
Example"tropical weather"
Synonymtropic
BroaderhotUsed of physical heat / heat
Spanishbochornoso, sofocante, tropical, trópico
Catalansufocant, tròpic, tropical, xafogós
Nounstropiceither of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
Adverbstropicallyin a tropical manner

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