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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.


Synonymstusk


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust









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