HyperDic: tinker

English > 6 senses of the word tinker:
VERBcontacttinker, putter, mess around, potter, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck arounddo random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
socialtinkerwork as a tinker or tinkerer
changetinker, fiddletry to fix or mend
NOUNperson tinker, tinkerera person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
person tinkerformerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living
animaltinker, chub mackerel, Scomber japonicussmall mackerel found nearly worldwide / worldwide
tinker > pronunciation
Soundstih'ngker
Rhymesacre / Acre ... Zocor: 182 rhymes with ker...
English > tinker: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts.
Synonymtinkerer
BroaderexperimenterA person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys testing innovative ideas
Verbstinkerdo random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
English > tinker: 6 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningformerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living.
Broaderitinerant, gypsy, gipsyA laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
Spanishcalderero
English > tinker: 6 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningsmall mackerel found nearly worldwide / worldwide.
Synonymschub mackerel, Scomber japonicus
Member ofScomber, genus Scombertype genus of the Scombridae
BroadermackerelAny of various fishes of the family Scombridae
Spanishestornino
CatalanScomber japonicus, verat d'ull gros
English > tinker: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningDo random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsputter, mess around, potter, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around
Narrowerpuddlemess around, as in a liquid / liquid or paste
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Spanishentretenerse
Nounstinker, tinkerera person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
tinkereran unskilled person who tries to fix or mend
English > tinker: 6 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningWork as a tinker or tinkerer.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Spanishtrabajar con latas
English > tinker: 6 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningtry to fix or mend.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right"
Synonymfiddle
Broaderrepair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken

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