HyperDic: shaft

English > 14 senses of the word shaft:
NOUNcommunicationshafta line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
communicationshaft, shot, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibean aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
artifactshafta long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
phenomenonshaft, beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft of light, irradiationa column of light (as from a beacon)
bodyshaft, diaphysisthe main (mid) section of a long bone
bodyshaft, cock, prick, dick, pecker, tool, putzobscene / obscene terms for penis
artifactshaft, spear, lancea long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
artifactshafta vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
artifactshaft, scape(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
artifactshafta long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
artifactshaft, rotating shafta revolving rod that transmits power or motion
animalshaft, quill, calamusthe hollow spine of a feather
VERBpossessionshaftequip with a shaft
competitionshaft, cheat, chouse, screw, chicane, jockeydefeat someone through trickery or deceit
shaft > pronunciation
Soundsshae'ft
Rhymesaft ... witchcraft: 29 rhymes with aeft...
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA line that forms the length of an arrow pointer.
Part ofarrow, pointerA mark to indicate a direction or relation
BroaderlineA mark that is long relative to its width
Spanishastil
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.
Example "she threw shafts of sarcasm"
Synonymsshot, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe
Narrowercheap shotAn unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
Spanishburla, dicterio, escarnio, mofa, pulla, rehilete, sarcasmo
Catalanbefa, burla, dicteri, escarni, escarn, mofa, pulla, sarcasme
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow).
NarroweraxleA shaft on which a wheel rotates
thillOne of two shafts extending from the body of a cart or carriage on either side of the animal that pulls it
BroaderrodA long thin implement made of metal or wood
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 4, phenomenon
MeaningA column of light (as from a beacon).
Synonymsbeam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft of light, irradiation
Narrowerheat rayA ray that produces a thermal effect
high beamThe beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination
laser beamA beam of light generated by a laser
low beamThe beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
moonbeam, moon ray, moon-rayA ray of moonlight
sunbeam, sunrayA ray of sunlight
Broaderlight, visible light, visible radiation(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
Spanishhaz de luz, haz, irradiación, rayo de luz, rayo
Catalanraig
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningThe main (mid) section of a long bone.
Synonymdiaphysis
Broaderlong bone, os longumIn limbs of vertebrate animals
Spanishdiáfisis
Catalandiafisi, diàfisi
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 6, body
Meaningobscene / obscene terms for penis.
Synonymscock, prick, dick, pecker, tool, putz
Broaderpenis, phallus, memberThe male organ of copulation ('member' is a euphemism)
Usage ofobscenity, smut, vulgarism, filth, dirty wordAn offensive or indecent word or phrase
Spanishbicho, cipote, huevo, nabo, paloma, picha, pichi, pichula, pico, pilila, pinga, pipe, pito, polla, poste, reata, turca, verga
Catalancarall, pixa, polla, titola
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.
Synonymsspear, lance
PartsbarbA subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
spearhead, spearpoint, spear-pointThe head and sharpened point of a spear
Narrowerassegai, assagaiThe slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
javelinA spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
tridentA spear with three prongs
Broaderweapon, arm, weapon systemAny instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
Spanishlancero, lanza
Catalanjavelina, llança
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator).
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Narrowerelevator shaftA vertical shaft in a building to permit the passage of an elevator from floor to floor
ventilation shaftA shaft in a building
wellAn open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
BroaderpassagewayA passage between rooms or between buildings
Spanishhueco
Catalanforat
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 9, artifact
Meaning(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column.
Synonymscape
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Part ofcolumn, pillar(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
Broaderupright, verticalA vertical structural member as a post or stake
Spanishfuste
Verbsshaftequip with a shaft
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel.
Part ofmineexcavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
tunnelA passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
Narrowerair shaft, air wellA shaft for ventilation
downcastA ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
BroaderpassageA way through or along which someone or something may pass
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningA revolving rod that transmits power or motion.
Synonymrotating shaft
Part ofrotating mechanismA mechanism that rotates
NarrowercamshaftHas cams attached to it
crankshaftA rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank
driveshaftA rotating shaft that transmits power from the engine to the point of application
spindle, mandrel, mandril, arborAny of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger / larger rotating parts
transmission shaftrotating shaft that transmits rotary motion from the engine to the differential
BroaderrodA long thin implement made of metal or wood
English > shaft: 14 senses > noun 12, animal
MeaningThe hollow spine of a feather.
Synonymsquill, calamus
Part offeather, plume, plumageThe light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
BroaderribA riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
Spanishcálamo
English > shaft: 14 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningequip with a shaft.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderequip, fit, fit out, outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
Spanishponer un eje
Nounsshaft(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
English > shaft: 14 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningdefeat someone through trickery or deceit.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymscheat, chouse, screw, chicane, jockey
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishatornillar, hacer trampa, los chichos

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