HyperDic: pierce

English > 6 senses of the word Pierce / pierce:
VERBcontactpiercecut or make a way through
emotionpiercemove or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply
perceptionpiercesound sharply or shrilly
contactpierce, thrustpenetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
contactpiercemake a hole into
NOUNperson Pierce, Franklin Pierce, President Pierce14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
Pierce / pierce > pronunciation
Soundspih'rs
RhymesBierce ... Peirce: 4 rhymes with ihrs...
English > Pierce: 6 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning14th President of the United States (1804-1869).
SynonymsFranklin Pierce, President Pierce
Instance ofPresident of the United States, United States President, President, Chief ExecutiveThe person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
SpanishFranklin Pierce, Pierce, Presidente Pierce
CatalanFranklin Pierce, Pierce
English > pierce: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcut or make a way through.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The path pierced the jungle"
  • "Light pierced through the forest"
Narrowerpick, break upattack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishperforar
Catalanfer un forat, foradar, perforar, traucar, travessar, trepar
English > pierce: 6 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningMove or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Examples
  • "The cold pierced her bones"
  • "Her words pierced the students"
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
English > pierce: 6 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningsound sharply or shrilly.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The scream pierced the night"
Broadersoundgive ... / give off a certain sound or sounds
English > pierce: 6 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningpenetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymthrust
Narrowercenter punchmake a small hole in something as a guide for a drill
gorewound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument
horn, tuskstab or pierce with a horn or tusk
lancepierce with a lance, as in a knights' fight
pegpierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into
stickpierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed
stickpierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument
transfix, impale, empale, spikepierce with a sharp stake or point
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishclavar, hincar
Catalanclavar
English > pierce: 6 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningmake a hole into.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The needle pierced her flesh"
Entailscutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Entailed byimpale, stakekill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
Narrowerbitepenetrate or cut, as with a knife
pokemake a hole by poking
prickle, prickmake a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
punch, perforatemake a hole into or between, as for ease of separation
puncturepierce with a pointed object
riddlepierce with many holes
sting, bite, prickdeliver a sting to
tappierce in order to draw a liquid / liquid from
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishagujerear, horadar, perforar
Catalanfer un forat, foradar, perforar

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