HyperDic: wedge

English > 9 senses of the word wedge:
NOUNshapewedge, wedge shape, cuneusany shape that is triangular in cross section
foodwedge, bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, zepa large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments)
communicationwedge, haceka diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation
artifactwedge, wedge heela heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
artifactwedge(golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
artifactwedgesomething solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
artifactwedge, chocka block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
VERBcontactwedge, lodge, stick, depositput, fix, force, or implant
contactwedge, squeeze, forcesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
wedge > pronunciation
Soundsweh'jh
Rhymesallege ... straightedge: 11 rhymes with ehjh...
English > wedge: 9 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningAny shape that is triangular in cross section.
Synonymswedge shape, cuneus
Broadertriangle, trigon, trilateralA three-sided polygon
Spanishcuña, cuneus
Catalancuneus, falca
Adjectiveswedge-shapedshaped like a wedge
Verbswedgesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
English > wedge: 9 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningA large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States.
Synonymsbomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, zep
BroadersandwichTwo (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
Spanishhoagie, submarino, zep
Catalanhoagie, hoagy, zep
English > wedge: 9 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation.
Synonymhacek
Broaderdiacritical mark, diacriticA mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
Spanishhacek
Catalanhacek
English > wedge: 9 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe.
Synonymwedge heel
Part ofwedgieA shoe with a wedge heel
BroaderheelThe bottom of a shoe or boot
English > wedge: 9 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaning(golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole.
Categorygolf, golf gameA game / game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes
Narrowerpitching wedgeA wedge used to loft the golf ball over obstacles
sand wedgeA wedge used to get out of sand traps
BroaderironA golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
English > wedge: 9 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningSomething solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them.
Narrowerax head, axe headThe cutting head of an ax
colter, coulterA sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
moldboard, mouldboardWedge formed by the curved part of a steel plow blade that turns the furrow
plowshare, ploughshare, shareA sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
quoin, coign, coigneexpandable metal / metal or wooden wedge used by printers / printers to lock up a form within a chase
shimA thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices / crevices
Broaderinclined planeA simple machine for elevating objects
Spanishcalce
Verbswedgesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
English > wedge: 9 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object.
Synonymchock
NarrowerspragA chock or bar wedged / wedged under a wheel or between the spokes to prevent a vehicle from rolling down an incline
BroaderblockA solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
Spanishcalzo, cuña
Catalanfalca, tascó
English > wedge: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPut, fix, force, or implant.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey wedge the books into the box
Synonymslodge, stick, deposit
NarrowerredepositDeposit anew
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Oppositedislodge, freeRemove or force out from a position
Spanishadherir, calzar, depositar, encajar, enganchar, pegar
Catalanadherir-se, adherir, encaixar, enganxar, falcar, tasconar
English > wedge: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsqueeze like a wedge into a tight space.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymssqueeze, force
Entailed bybulldozeflatten with or as if with a bulldozer
Narrowercompress, compact, pack togethermake more compact by or as if by pressing
impactPress or wedge together
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishencajar
Catalancomprimir, encaixar, esprémer, estrènyer, falcar, premsar, tasconar
Nounswedgesomething solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
wedgeany shape that is triangular in cross section

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