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English noun: wedge

1. wedge (shape) any shape that is triangular in cross section

Synonymscuneus, wedge shape

Broader (hypernym)triangle, trigon, trilateral

2. wedge (food) a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Synonymsbomber, Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, zep

Broader (hypernym)sandwich

3. wedge (communication) a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation


Broader (hypernym)diacritic, diacritical mark

4. wedge (artifact) a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe

Synonymswedge heel

Broader (hypernym)heel

Part meronymwedgie

5. wedge (artifact) (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole

Broader (hypernym)iron

Narrower (hyponym)pitching wedge, sand wedge

Domain categorygolf, golf game

6. wedge (artifact) something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them

Broader (hypernym)inclined plane

Narrower (hyponym)ax head, axe head, coign, coigne, colter, coulter, moldboard, mouldboard, ploughshare, plowshare, quoin, share, shim

7. wedge (artifact) a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object


Broader (hypernym)block

Narrower (hyponym)sprag

English verb: wedge

1. wedge (contact) put, fix, force, or implant

SamplesLodge a bullet in the table.
Stick your thumb in the crack.

ExamplesThey wedge the books into the box

Synonymsdeposit, lodge, stick

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

Narrower (hyponym)redeposit

Antonymsdislodge, free

2. wedge (contact) squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

SamplesI squeezed myself into the corner.

Synonymsforce, squeeze

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)compact, compress, impact, pack together

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