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English noun: Fry

1. Fry (person) English painter and art critic (1866-1934)


SynonymsRoger Eliot Fry, Roger Fry


Instance hypernymart critic, painter


Member meronymBloomsbury Group

2. Fry (person) English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)


SynonymsChristopher Fry


Instance hypernymdramatist, playwright

3. fry (person) a young person of either sex


SamplesShe writes books for children.
They're just kids.
`tiddler' is a British term for youngster.


Synonymschild, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster


Broader (hypernym)juvenile, juvenile person


Narrower (hyponym)bairn, bambino, buster, changeling, child prodigy, foster child, foster-child, fosterling, imp, infant prodigy, kiddy, kindergartener, kindergartner, monkey, orphan, peanut, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, poster child, preschooler, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, silly, sprog, street child, toddler, tot, urchin, waif, wonder child, yearling


Part holonymchild's body


English verb: fry

1. fry (stative) be excessively hot


SamplesIf the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)heat, heat up, hot up

2. fry (change) cook on a hot surface using fat


SamplesFry the pancakes.


ExamplesThe chefs fry the vegetables


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook


Narrower (hyponym)deep-fat-fry, deep-fry, french-fry, frizzle, griddle, pan-fry, saute, stir fry


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

3. fry (social) kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair


SamplesThe serial killer was electrocuted.


ExamplesThey want to fry the prisoners


Synonymselectrocute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill









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