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English noun: railroad

1. railroad (artifact) line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight


Synonymsrailroad line, railway, railway line, railway system


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)cable railway, cog railway, el, elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, funicular, funicular railway, metro, monorail, overhead railway, rack railway, rail, scenic railway, subway, subway system, tube, underground

2. railroad (artifact) a line of track providing a runway for wheels


SamplesHe walked along the railroad track.


Synonymsrailroad track, railway


Broader (hypernym)track


Narrower (hyponym)broad gauge, gantlet, narrow gauge, railroad siding, sidetrack, siding, standard gauge, switch, turnout


Part holonymcrosstie, rail, railroad tie, rails, runway, sleeper, tie, track


Part meronymline, rail line, railway line


English verb: railroad

1. railroad (social) compel by coercion, threats, or crude means


SamplesThey sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone.


Synonymsdragoon, sandbag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Broader (hypernym)coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze

2. railroad (possession) supply with railroad lines


SamplesRailroad the West.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. railroad (motion) transport by railroad


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)send, ship, transport









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