Synonyms of axis


1. axis, line

usage: a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions

2. axis, stalk, stem

usage: the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

3. Axis, alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement

usage: in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"

4. bloc, axis, alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement

usage: a group of countries in special alliance

5. axis, axis vertebra, cervical vertebra, neck bone

usage: the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head

6. axis, axis of rotation, mechanism

usage: the center around which something rotates

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