HyperDic: shovel

English > 5 senses of the word shovel:
NOUNartifactshovela hand tool for lifting loose material
quantityshovel, shovelful, spadefulthe quantity a shovel can hold
artifactshovela fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace
artifactshovel, power shovel, excavator, diggera machine for excavating
VERBcontactshoveldig with or as if with a shovel
shovel > pronunciation
Soundsshah'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > shovel: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle.
Narrowerhand shovelA shovel that is operated by hand
posthole digger, post-hole diggerA shovel used to sink postholes
scoop, scoop shovelThe shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
Spanishpala
Catalanpala
Verbsshoveldig with or as if with a shovel
English > shovel: 5 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe quantity a shovel can hold.
Synonymsshovelful, spadeful
BroadercontainerfulThe quantity that a container will hold
Spanishpalada, pala, paletada
Catalanpalada
Verbsshoveldig with or as if with a shovel
English > shovel: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace.
Broaderfire ironmetal fireside implements
Spanishpala
Verbsshoveldig with or as if with a shovel
English > shovel: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA machine for excavating.
Synonymspower shovel, excavator, digger
NarrowerbackhoeAn excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth
dredgeA power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
steam shovelA power shovel that is driven by steam
BroadermachineAny mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
Spanishexcavadora, pala excavadora
Catalanexcavadora
Verbsshoveldig with or as if with a shovel
English > shovel: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningdig with or as if with a shovel.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "shovel sand"
  • "he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long"
Broaderdig, delve, cut into, turn overTurn up, loosen, or remove earth
See alsoshovel ineat a large amount of food quickly
shovel inearn large sums of money
Spanishcavar, quitar con pala
Catalancavar, recollir amb pala, treure amb pala
Nounsshovela hand tool for lifting loose material
shovela fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace
shovela machine for excavating
shovelthe quantity a shovel can hold
shovelera worker who shovels

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