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English adjective: straw

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


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 (

Strew toys all over the carpet.


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

Broader (hypernym)distribute, spread

Narrower (hyponym)bestrew, litter

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