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English noun: crab

1. crab (animal) decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers


Broader (hypernym)decapod, decapod crustacean


Narrower (hyponym)Alaska crab, Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab, Cancer borealis, Cancer irroratus, Cancer magister, Dungeness crab, fiddler crab, hard-shell crab, Jonah crab, king crab, Menippe mercenaria, Paralithodes camtschatica, pea crab, rock crab, soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crab, spider crab, stone crab, swimming crab


Member meronymBrachyura, suborder Brachyura

2. crab (person) a quarrelsome grouch


Synonymscrabby person


Broader (hypernym)churl, crank, crosspatch, grouch, grump

3. Crab (person) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer


SynonymsCancer


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Domain categoryastrology, star divination

4. Crab (location) the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22


SynonymsCancer, Cancer the Crab


Instance hypernymhouse, mansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign

5. crab (food) the edible flesh of any of various crabs


Synonymscrabmeat


Broader (hypernym)shellfish


Narrower (hyponym)Alaska crab, Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab, blue crab, crab legs, Dungeness crab, Japanese crab, king crab, soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crab, stone crab


Part meronymcrab cocktail

6. crab (animal) a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body


Synonymscrab louse, Phthirius pubis, pubic louse


Broader (hypernym)louse, sucking louse


Member meronymgenus Phthirius, genus Phthirus, Phthirius, Phthirus

7. crab (act) a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply


SamplesHe caught a crab and lost the race.


Broader (hypernym)row, rowing


English verb: crab

1. crab (motion) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer


Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

2. crab (motion) scurry sideways like a crab


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)scamper, scurry, scuttle, skitter

3. crab (competition) fish for crab


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and crab


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


Broader (hypernym)fish

4. crab (communication) complain


SamplesWhat was he hollering about?.


Synonymsbeef, bellyache, bitch, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off









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