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English noun: paw

1. paw (animal) a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped


Broader (hypernym)animal foot, foot


Narrower (hyponym)forepaw


Part holonympad


Part meronymcanid, canine, felid, feline

2. paw (body) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb


SamplesHe had the hands of a surgeon.
He extended his mitt.


Synonymshand, manus, mitt


Broader (hypernym)extremity


Narrower (hyponym)clenched fist, fist, hooks, left, left hand, maulers, meat hooks, right, right hand


Part holonymarteria digitalis, arteria metacarpea, ball, digital arteries, finger, intercapitular vein, metacarpal artery, metacarpal vein, metacarpus, palm, thenar, vena intercapitalis, vena metacarpus


Part meronymarm, homo, human, human being, man


English verb: paw

1. paw (contact) scrape with the paws


SamplesThe bear pawed the door.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grate, scrape

2. paw (contact) touch clumsily


SamplesThe man tried to paw her.


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


Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle


Entailtouch









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