HyperDic: punt

English > 6 senses of the word punt:
NOUNquantitypunt, Irish pound, Irish punt, poundformerly the basic unit of money in Ireland
artifactpuntan open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
actpunt, punting(football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
VERBcontactpuntkick the ball
contactpunt, polepropel with a pole
competitionpunt, bet on, back, gage, stake, gameplace a bet on
punt > pronunciation
Soundspah'nt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > punt: 6 senses > noun 1, quantity
Meaningformerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence.
SynonymsIrish pound, Irish punt, pound
PartspennyA fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom
BroaderIrish monetary unitmonetary unit in Eire
SpanishIrish pound, libra irlandesa
Catalanlliura irlandesa
English > punt: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole.
BroaderboatA small vessel for travel on water
Spanishbatea
Verbspuntpropel with a pole
English > punt: 6 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground.
Examples
  • "the punt traveled 50 yards"
  • "punting is an important part of the game"
Synonympunting
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
Broaderkick, boot, kickingThe act of delivering a blow with the foot
Verbspuntkick the ball
English > punt: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningKick the ball.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
BroaderkickDrive or propel with the foot
Nounspunt, punting(football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
punter(football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground
English > punt: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpropel with a pole.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "We went punting in Cambridge"
Synonympole
Entailspush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Broaderpropel, impelCause to move forward with force
Spanishempujar con pértiga, navegar con pértiga
Nounspuntan open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
puntersomeone who propels a boat with a pole
English > punt: 6 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningplace a bet on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s on something
Synonymsbet on, back, gage, stake, game
Narroweranteplace one's stake
parlay, double upstake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
Broaderbet, wager, playstake on the outcome of an issue
Spanisharriesgar, aventurar, invertir
Catalanjoc
Nounspuntersomeone who bets

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