English dictionary



Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

English noun: stab

1. stab (feeling) a sudden sharp feeling


SamplesPangs of regret.
She felt a stab of excitement.
Twinges of conscience.


Synonymspang, twinge


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)guilt pang

2. stab (act) a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument


SamplesOne strong stab to the heart killed him.


Synonymsknife thrust, thrust


Broader (hypernym)blow


Narrower (hyponym)lunge, passado, remise, straight thrust

3. stab (act) informal words for any attempt or effort


SamplesHe gave it his best shot.
He took a stab at forecasting.


Synonymsshot


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


English verb: stab

1. stab (contact) use a knife on


SamplesThe victim was knifed to death.


ExamplesThey want to stab the prisoners


Synonymsknife


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound


Narrower (hyponym)bayonet, poniard

2. stab (contact) stab or pierce


SamplesHe jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife.


Synonymsjab


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)thrust


Narrower (hyponym)goad, prick

3. stab (contact) poke or thrust abruptly


SamplesHe jabbed his finger into her ribs.


Synonymsdig, jab, poke, prod


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


Broader (hypernym)thrust









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk