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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)


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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