HyperDic: grunt

English > 4 senses of the word grunt:
VERBcommunicationgruntissue a grunting, low, animal-like noise
NOUNeventgrunt, oinkthe short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
person gruntan unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
animalgruntmedium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
grunt > pronunciation
Soundsgrah'nt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > grunt: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs.
Synonymoink
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Spanishoink
Catalangrunyit, oink
Verbsgruntissue a grunting, low, animal-like noise
English > grunt: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker.
Examples
  • "infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"
  • "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"
Broaderunskilled personA person who lacks technical training
English > grunt: 4 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningmedium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught.
Member ofHaemulidae, family Haemulidaegrunts
NarrowerSpanish grunt, Haemulon macrostomumA kind of grunt
cottonwick, Haemulon malanurumOf warm Atlantic waters
margate, Haemulon albumA grunt with a red mouth that is found from Florida to Brazil
pigfish, hogfish, Orthopristis chrysopterusFound from Long Island southward
pompon, black margate, Anisotremus surinamensisdusky grey food fish found from Louisiana and Florida southward
porkfish, pork-fish, Anisotremus virginicusblack and gold grunt found from Bermuda to Caribbean to Brazil
sailor's-choice, sailors choice, Haemulon parraA grunt found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexico
tomtate, Haemulon aurolineatumFound off the West Indies and Florida
Broaderpercoid fish, percoid, percoideanAny of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
English > grunt: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningissue a grunting, low, animal-like noise.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"He grunted his reluctant approval"
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Spanishgruñir
Catalangrunyir
Nounsgruntthe short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
grunterdomestic swine
gruntera person who grunts

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