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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


Synonymshacek


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


Synonymschock


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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