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English noun: rig

1. rig (artifact) gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise

Broader (hypernym)appurtenance, gear, paraphernalia

Narrower (hyponym)drill rig, drilling rig, oil rig, oilrig

2. rig (artifact) a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together

Synonymsarticulated lorry, semi, tractor trailer, trailer truck, trucking rig

Broader (hypernym)motortruck, truck

Narrower (hyponym)tandem trailer

Part holonymsemi, semitrailer, trailer

3. rig (artifact) formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel


Broader (hypernym)formation

Narrower (hyponym)Bermuda rig, Bermudan rig, Bermudian rig, cat rig, fore-and-aft rig, lateen-rig, Marconi rig

4. rig (artifact) a set of clothing (with accessories)

SamplesHis getup was exceedingly elegant.

Synonymsgetup, outfit, turnout

Broader (hypernym)attire, dress, garb

Narrower (hyponym)bib-and-tucker, ensemble, playsuit, trousseau

5. rig (artifact) gear used in fishing

Synonymsfishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, tackle

Broader (hypernym)appurtenance, gear, paraphernalia

Part holonymgig

Member holonymbob, bobber, bobfloat, cork, fishgig, fishhook, fishing line, fishing pole, fishing rod, fizgig, gaff, gig, harpoon, lance, landing net, reel, spear, spinner

6. rig (artifact) a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

Synonymscarriage, equipage

Broader (hypernym)horse-drawn vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)barouche, brougham, buckboard, buggy, cab, cabriolet, caroche, chaise, chariot, clarence, coach, coach-and-four, droshky, drosky, four-in-hand, gharry, gig, hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach, hansom, hansom cab, landau, post chaise, roadster, shay, stanhope, surrey, trap, troika

Part holonymaxletree, rumble

7. rig (act) the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme

SamplesThat book is a fraud.

Synonymscheat, swindle

Broader (hypernym)fraud

Narrower (hyponym)bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, cozenage, flimflam, gyp, holdout, hustle, pyramiding, scam, shell game, sting, swiz, thimblerig

English verb: rig

1. rig (social) arrange the outcome of by means of deceit

SamplesRig an election.

Synonymsset up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel

2. rig (possession) manipulate in a fraudulent manner

SamplesRig prices.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)price

3. rig (contact) connect or secure to

SamplesThey rigged the bomb to the ignition.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

4. rig (change) equip with sails or masts

SamplesRig a ship.

Synonymsset, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

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