HyperDic: straw

English > 7 senses of the word straw:
NOUNsubstancestrawplant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
substancestraw, chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, stubblematerial consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
attributestraw, pale yellow, wheata variable yellow tint
artifactstraw, drinking strawa thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids / liquids into the mouth
ADJECTIVEallstrawof a pale yellow color like straw
VERBcontactstrawcover or provide with or as if with straw
contactstraw, strewspread by scattering ("straw"is archaic)
straw > pronunciation
Soundsstrao'
Rhymesbedstraw ... withdraw: 7 rhymes with rao...
English > straw: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored.
BroaderchromaticBeing or having or characterized by hue
Spanishpajizo
Nounsstrawa variable yellow tint
English > straw: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningplant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder.
Broaderplant fiber, plant fibreFiber derived from plants
Substance ofpadding, cushioningartifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
Spanishpaja
Catalanpalla
Verbsstrawcover or provide with or as if with straw
English > straw: 7 senses > noun 2, substance
Meaningmaterial consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds.
Synonymschaff, husk, shuck, stalk, stubble
Narrowerbranbroken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
Broaderplant material, plant substancematerial derived from plants
Spanishbarcia, cascabillo, cáscara, gluma, paja
Catalanboll
English > straw: 7 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white.
Synonymspale yellow, wheat
Broaderyellow, yellownessYellow color or pigment
Adjectivesstrawof a pale yellow color like straw
English > straw: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids / liquids into the mouth.
Synonymdrinking straw
Broadertube, tubingconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases
Spanishabsorbente, calimete, cañita, pajilla, pajita, pitillo, popote, sorbeto
English > straw: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover or provide with or as if with straw.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Nounsstrawplant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
English > straw: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningspread by scattering ("straw"is archaic).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymstrew
NarrowerbestrewCover by strewing
littermake a place messy by strewing garbage around
Broaderspread, distributeDistribute or disperse widely
Spanishderramar, desparramar, dispersar, esparcir
Catalandispersar, escampar, espargir

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