HyperDic: sponge

English > 9 senses of the word sponge:
NOUNsubstancespongea porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
person sponge, quick studysomeone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
person sponge, leech, parasite, spongera follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
animalsponge, poriferan, parazoanprimitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework
VERBcontactspongewipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
possessionsponge, mooch, bum, cadge, grubask for and get free
contactspongeerase with a sponge
contactspongesoak up with a sponge
contactspongegather sponges, in the ocean
sponge > pronunciation
Soundsspah'njh
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English > sponge: 9 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used.
Broaderabsorbent material, absorbentA material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
Spanishesponja
Catalanesponja
Adjectivesspongylike a sponge in being able to absorb liquids / liquids and yield it back when compressed
Verbsspongewipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
spongeerase with a sponge
spongesoak up with a sponge
spongegather sponges, in the ocean
English > sponge: 9 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily.
Example"she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
Synonymquick study
Broaderlearner, scholar, assimilatorsomeone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
English > sponge: 9 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage.
Synonymsleech, parasite, sponger
BroaderfollowerA person who accepts the leadership / leadership of another
Spanishesponja, estrujador, parásito, sanguijuela
Catalanparàsit, sangonella, sangonera
Verbsspongeask for and get free
English > sponge: 9 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningPrimitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies.
Synonymsporiferan, parazoan
Member ofPorifera, phylum Poriferacoextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa
Narrowerglass spongeA siliceous sponge (with glassy spicules) of the class Hyalospongiae
BroaderinvertebrateAny animal lacking a backbone or notochord
Spanishesponja, esponjas, parazoan, porifera, poriferan, poríferos, poríforo
Catalanesponja, parazoan, porifera, porífer
Adjectivesspongyeasily squashed
Verbsspongegather sponges, in the ocean
English > sponge: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningwipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderwipe, pass overrub with a circular motion
Spanishpasar una esponja
Catalannetejar amb una esponja
Nounsspongea porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
English > sponge: 9 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningask for and get free; be a parasite.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsmooch, bum, cadge, grub
NarrowerfreeloadLive off somebody's generosity
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
Spanishgorronear
Catalangorrejar
Nounssponge, spongera follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
English > sponge: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningErase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadererase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe offRemove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
Nounsspongea porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
English > sponge: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningsoak up with a sponge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderwipe up, mop up, mopTo wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
Nounsspongea porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
English > sponge: 9 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningGather sponges, in the ocean.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelIn the summer they like to go out and sponge
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
Nounsspongeprimitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework
spongea porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
spongera workman employed to collect sponges

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