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English noun: steamer

1. steamer (food) a clam that is usually steamed in the shell


Synonymslong-neck clam, soft-shell clam, steamer clam


Broader (hypernym)clam


Part meronymlong-neck clam, Mya arenaria, soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer clam

2. steamer (artifact) a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it


Broader (hypernym)cooking utensil, cookware

3. steamer (artifact) a ship powered by one or more steam engines


Synonymssteamship


Broader (hypernym)ship


Narrower (hyponym)paddle steamer, paddle-wheeler, tramp, tramp steamer


Part holonymsteam engine

4. steamer (animal) an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe


Synonymslong-neck clam, Mya arenaria, soft-shell clam, steamer clam


Broader (hypernym)clam


Part holonymlong-neck clam, soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer clam


Member meronymgenus Mya, Mya


English verb: steamer

1. steamer (motion) travel by means of steam power


SamplesThe ship steamed off into the Pacific.


Synonymssteam


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


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Domain categorynavigation, pilotage, piloting









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