HyperDic: chicken

English > 5 senses of the word chicken:
NOUNfoodchicken, poulet, volaillethe flesh of a chicken used for food
animalchicken, Gallus gallusa domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs
person chicken, wimp, crybabya person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
eventchickena foolhardy competition
ADJECTIVEallchicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-belliedeasily frightened
chicken > pronunciation
Soundschih'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > chicken: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningeasily frightened.
Synonymschickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied
Broadercowardly, fearfullacking courage
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishcobarde, gallina, miedoso, temeroso
Catalancagat, covard, gallina, poruc
Nounschickena person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
English > chicken: 5 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningThe flesh of a chicken used for food.
Synonymspoulet, volaille
Part ofchicken, Gallus gallusA domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs
Partsbreast, white meatmeat carved from the breast of a fowl
chicken wingThe wing of a chicken
Narrowerbroilerflesh of a small young chicken not over 2 1/2 lb suitable for broiling
caponflesh of a castrated male chicken
fryer, frier, pulletflesh of a medium-sized young chicken suitable for frying
henflesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing
roasterflesh of a large young chicken over 3 1/2 lb suitable for roasting
spatchcockflesh of a chicken (or game bird) split down the back and grilled (usually immediately after being killed)
Broaderpoultryflesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
Spanishgallina, gallus gallus, pollo, poulet, volaille
Catalangallina, gall, pollastre, poulet, volaille
English > chicken: 5 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl.
SynonymGallus gallus
Partschicken, poulet, volailleThe flesh of a chicken used for food
NarrowerDominique, DominickAmerican breed of chicken having barred grey plumage raised for meat and brown eggs
OrpingtonEnglish breed of large chickens with white skin
Rhode Island redAmerican breed of heavy-bodied brownish-red general-purpose chicken
caponcastrated male chicken
chick, biddyyoung bird especially of domestic fowl
cock, roosteradult male chicken
hen, biddyadult female chicken
spring chickenA young chicken having tender meat
Broaderdomestic fowl, fowl, poultryA domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
Spanishgallina, pollo
Catalanpollastre
English > chicken: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy.
Synonymswimp, crybaby
Broaderweakling, doormat, wussA person who is physically weak and ineffectual
Spanishjeremías, llorón, quejica
Catalanfleuma, ploramiques, ploraner, somicaire
Adjectiveschickeneasily frightened
English > chicken: 5 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops.
Broadercontest, competitionAn occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

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