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English noun: snow

1. snow (phenomenon) precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals


Broader (hypernym)downfall, precipitation

Narrower (hyponym)flurry, snow flurry, whiteout

Part holonymflake, snowflake

2. snow (substance) a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

Broader (hypernym)layer

Narrower (hyponym)corn snow, crud

Substance holonymflake, snowflake

Substance meronymsnowball

3. Snow (person) English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)

SynonymsBaron Snow of Leicester, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow

Instance hypernymauthor, writer

4. snow (artifact) street names for cocaine

Synonymsblow, C, coke, nose candy

Broader (hypernym)cocain, cocaine

English verb: snow

1. snow (weather) fall as snow

SamplesIt was snowing all night.

ExamplesIt was snowing all day long

Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Broader (hypernym)come down, fall, precipitate

2. snow (communication) conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

SamplesHe bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well.

Synonymsbamboozle, hoodwink, lead by the nose, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)betray, deceive, lead astray

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