English noun: broom
|1.||broom (artifact) a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle|
|Broader (hypernym)||cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||besom, push broom, whisk, whisk broom|
|Part holonym||broom handle, broomstick|
|2.||broom (plant) any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers|
|Broader (hypernym)||bush, shrub|
|Narrower (hyponym)||broom tree, common broom, Cytisus albus, Cytisus multiflorus, Cytisus scoparius, dyer's greenweed, dyer's-broom, dyeweed, Genista anglica, Genista hispanica, Genista tinctoria, green broom, greenweed, needle furze, petty whin, Scotch broom, Spanish broom, Spanish broom, Spanish gorse, Spartium junceum, weaver's broom, weeping tree broom, whin, white broom, white Spanish broom, woadwaxen, woodwaxen|
|Member meronym||Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae|
|3.||broom (plant) common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere|
|Synonyms||Calluna vulgaris, heather, ling, Scots heather|
|Member meronym||Calluna, genus Calluna|
English verb: broom
|1.||broom (contact) sweep with a broom or as if with a broom|
|Samples||Sweep the crumbs off the table.|
Sweep under the bed.
|Pattern of use||Something is ----ing PP.|
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||pass over, wipe|
|2.||broom (contact) finish with a broom|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|