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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) shaft

Synonyms: calamus, shaft, quill Definition: the hollow spine of a feather

Hypernyms: rib Definition: a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant

Synonyms: rotating shaft, shaft Definition: a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

Hypernyms: rod Definition: a long thin implement made of metal or wood

Synonyms: shaft Definition: a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)

Hypernyms: rod Definition: a long thin implement made of metal or wood

Synonyms: shaft Definition: a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel

Hypernyms: passage Definition: a way through or along which someone or something may pass

Synonyms: shaft, scape Definition: (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

Hypernyms: upright, vertical Definition: a vertical structural member as a post or stake Usage: the ball sailed between the uprights

Synonyms: shaft Definition: a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

Hypernyms: passageway Definition: a passage between rooms or between buildings

Synonyms: spear, shaft, lance Definition: a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

Hypernyms: arm, weapon, weapon system Definition: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting Usage: he was licensed to carry a weapon

Synonyms: dick, shaft, tool, cock, pecker, peter, putz, prick Definition: obscene terms for penis

Hypernyms: penis, phallus, member Definition: the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)

Synonyms: diaphysis, shaft Definition: the main (mid) section of a long bone

Hypernyms: long bone, os longum Definition: in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrow

Synonyms: dig, slam, shaft, shot, barb, jibe, gibe Definition: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect Usage: his parting shot was `drop dead'; she threw shafts of sarcasm; she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Hypernyms: input, remark, comment Definition: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information Usage: from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

Synonyms: shaft Definition: a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

Hypernyms: line Definition: a mark that is long relative to its width Usage: He drew a line on the chart

Synonyms: beam, beam of light, shaft, shaft of light, ray, ray of light, irradiation, light beam Definition: a column of light (as from a beacon)

Hypernyms: light, visible light, visible radiation Definition: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation Usage: the light was filtered through a soft glass window

Synonyms for (verb) shaft

Synonyms: shaft, screw, cheat, chicane, chouse, jockey Definition: defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Hypernyms: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Synonyms: shaft Definition: equip with a shaft

Hypernyms: outfit, equip, fit, fit out Definition: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose Usage: The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities