English dictionary



Hint: Wildcards can be used multiple times in a query.

English adjective: straw

1. straw of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral


English noun: straw

1. straw (substance) plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder


Broader (hypernym)plant fiber, plant fibre


Substance meronymcushioning, padding

2. straw (substance) material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds


Synonymschaff, husk, shuck, stalk, stubble


Broader (hypernym)plant material, plant substance


Narrower (hyponym)bran

3. straw (attribute) a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white


Synonymspale yellow, wheat


Broader (hypernym)yellow, yellowness

4. straw (artifact) a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth


Synonymsdrinking straw


Broader (hypernym)tube, tubing


English verb: straw

1. straw (contact) cover or provide with or as if with straw


SamplesCows were strawed to weather the snowstorm.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

2. straw (contact) spread by scattering (


SamplesStraw.
Strew toys all over the carpet.


Synonymsstrew


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)distribute, spread


Narrower (hyponym)bestrew, litter









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk