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English noun: notch

1. notch (shape) a V-shaped indentation


SamplesMandibular notch.


Broader (hypernym)indentation, indenture


Narrower (hyponym)incisura, incisure

2. notch (object) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks


SamplesWe got through the pass before it started to snow.


Synonymsmountain pass, pass


Broader (hypernym)location


Narrower (hyponym)col, defile, gap, gorge, saddle, saddleback


Instance hyponymBrenner Pass, Cumberland Gap, Donner Pass, Khyber Pass


Part meronymchain, chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range, range of mountains

3. notch (artifact) a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface


SamplesThere were four notches in the handle of his revolver.


Broader (hypernym)indentation, indenture


Narrower (hyponym)serration, thumb index, undercut

4. notch (act) a small cut


Synonymsnick, snick


Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting


English verb: notch

1. notch (contact) cut or make a notch into


SamplesNotch the rope.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)incise


Narrower (hyponym)indent, mark, nock, score

2. notch (communication) notch a surface to record something


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record









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