English dictionary



Hint: Click 'Bookmark' to add this page to your favorites.

English noun: hammer

1. hammer (artifact) the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled


Synonymscock


Broader (hypernym)striker


Part meronymfiring mechanism, gunlock

2. hammer (artifact) a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking


Broader (hypernym)hand tool


Narrower (hyponym)ball-peen hammer, beetle, bricklayer's hammer, carpenter's hammer, claw hammer, clawhammer, mallet, maul, percussor, plessor, plexor, sledge, sledgehammer, tack hammer


Part holonymhammerhead, head

3. hammer (body) the ossicle attached to the eardrum


Synonymsmalleus


Broader (hypernym)auditory ossicle


Part meronymmiddle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum

4. hammer (artifact) a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.


Synonymsmallet


Broader (hypernym)drumstick


Part meronympercussion instrument, percussive instrument

5. hammer (artifact) a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw


Broader (hypernym)sports equipment

6. hammer (artifact) a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate


Broader (hypernym)striker


Part meronympiano action

7. hammer (artifact) a power tool for drilling rocks


Synonymspower hammer


Broader (hypernym)power tool


Narrower (hyponym)air hammer, electric hammer, jackhammer, pneumatic hammer, triphammer

8. hammer (act) the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)


SamplesThe sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard.
The pounding of feet on the hallway.


Synonymshammering, pound, pounding


Broader (hypernym)blow


English verb: hammer

1. hammer (contact) beat with or as if with a hammer


SamplesHammer the metal flat.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat


Narrower (hyponym)sledge, sledgehammer


Verb groupforge, hammer

2. hammer (creation) create by hammering


SamplesHammer the silver into a bowl.
Forge a pair of tongues.


Synonymsforge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat


Narrower (hyponym)dropforge, foliate


Verb grouphammer









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk