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English noun: horn

1. horn (artifact) a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it

Broader (hypernym)noisemaker

Domain categorygame

2. horn (animal) one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process

Narrower (hyponym)antler

Part meronymbull, caprine animal, goat, ram, tup

Substance holonymbone, os

3. horn (communication) a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning

Broader (hypernym)alarm, alarum, alert, warning signal

4. horn (artifact) a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)

Synonymssaddle horn

Broader (hypernym)pommel, saddlebow

Part meronymstock saddle, Western saddle

5. horn (artifact) a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

Synonymscornet, trump, trumpet

Broader (hypernym)brass, brass instrument

Narrower (hyponym)serpent

6. horn (animal) any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn

Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process

7. horn (substance) the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails

Broader (hypernym)animal material

Narrower (hyponym)baleen, tortoiseshell, whalebone

Substance holonymceratin, keratin

8. horn (artifact) a device having the shape of a horn

SamplesHorns at the ends of a new moon.
The hornof an anvil.
The cleat had two horns.

Broader (hypernym)device

9. horn (artifact) an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound

Broader (hypernym)alarm, alarm system, warning device

Narrower (hyponym)air horn, claxon, foghorn, klaxon, shofar, shophar

10. horn (artifact) a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves

SynonymsFrench horn

Broader (hypernym)brass, brass instrument

11. horn (artifact) a device on an automobile for making a warning noise

Synonymsautomobile horn, car horn, hooter, motor horn

Broader (hypernym)alarm, alarm system, warning device

Part holonymhorn button

Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

English verb: horn

1. horn (contact) stab or pierce with a horn or tusk

SamplesThe rhino horned the explorer.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust

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