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English noun: saddle

1. saddle (artifact) a seat for the rider of a horse or camel


Broader (hypernym)seat


Narrower (hyponym)English cavalry saddle, English saddle, packsaddle, sidesaddle, stock saddle, Western saddle


Part holonymcantle, pommel, saddlebow, stirrup, stirrup iron

2. saddle (object) a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)


Synonymssaddleback


Broader (hypernym)mountain pass, notch, pass

3. saddle (food) cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat

4. saddle (artifact) a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe


Broader (hypernym)piece of leather


Part meronymshoe

5. saddle (artifact) a seat for the rider of a bicycle


Synonymsbicycle seat


Broader (hypernym)seat


Part meronymbicycle, bike, cycle, wheel

6. saddle (animal) posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part meronymback, domestic fowl, dorsum, fowl, poultry


English verb: saddle

1. saddle (contact) put a saddle on


SamplesSaddle the horses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)attach


Antonymsoffsaddle, unsaddle

2. saddle (contact) load or burden; encumber


SamplesHe saddled me with that heavy responsibility.


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


Broader (hypernym)burden, burthen, weight, weight down

3. saddle (communication) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to


SamplesHe charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend.


Synonymsburden, charge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)command, require


Narrower (hyponym)adjure, bear down, deluge, flood out, overburden, overwhelm









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