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BUNK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bunk mean? 

BUNK (noun)
  The noun BUNK has 6 senses:

1. a long trough for feeding cattle
2. a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
3. a rough bed (as at a campsite)
4. unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
5. a message that seems to convey no meaning
6. beds built one above the other

  Familiarity information: BUNK used as a noun is common.


BUNK (verb)
  The verb BUNK has 3 senses:

1. avoid paying
2. provide with a bunk
3. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

  Familiarity information: BUNK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUNK (noun)


Sense 1bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long trough for feeding cattle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bunk; feed bunk

Hypernyms ("bunk" is a kind of...):

manger; trough (a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed)


Sense 2bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

built in bed; bunk; berth

Hypernyms ("bunk" is a kind of...):

bed (a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bunk"):

lower; lower berth (the lower of two berths)

upper; upper berth (the higher of two berths)


Sense 3bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rough bed (as at a campsite)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bunk" is a kind of...):

bed (a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep)


Sense 4bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hogwash; guff; bunkum; buncombe; rot; bunk

Hypernyms ("bunk" is a kind of...):

drivel; garbage (a worthless message)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bunk"):

bull; bullshit; crap; dogshit; horseshit; Irish bull; shit (obscene words for unacceptable behavior)


Sense 5bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A message that seems to convey no meaning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hokum; meaninglessness; nonsense; nonsensicality; bunk

Hypernyms ("bunk" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bunk"):

jabberwocky (nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll))

flummery; mummery (meaningless ceremonies and flattery)

empty talk; empty words; hot air; palaver; rhetoric (loud and confused and empty talk)

rigamarole; rigmarole (a set of confused and meaningless statements)

schmegegge; shmegegge ((Yiddish) baloney; hot air; nonsense)

hooey; poppycock; stuff; stuff and nonsense (senseless talk)

baloney; bilgewater; boloney; bosh; drool; humbug; taradiddle; tarradiddle; tommyrot; tosh; twaddle (pretentious or silly talk or writing)

incoherence; incoherency; unintelligibility (nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible)

gibber; gibberish (unintelligible talking)

absurdity; absurdness; ridiculousness (a message whose content is at variance with reason)

amphigory; nonsense verse (nonsensical writing (usually verse))

balderdash; fiddle-faddle; piffle (trivial nonsense)

buzzword; cant (stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition)

cobblers (nonsense)

crock (nonsense; foolish talk)

fa la; fal la (meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong)


Sense 6bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beds built one above the other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bunk bed; bunk

Hypernyms ("bunk" is a kind of...):

bed (a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep)


BUNK (verb)


Sense 1bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Avoid paying

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

bunk; beat

Context example:

beat the subway fare

Hypernyms (to "bunk" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel; rip off (deprive somebody of something by deceit)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with a bunk

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

We bunked the children upstairs

Hypernyms (to "bunk" is one way to...):

bed (furnish with a bed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3bunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

turn tail; take to the woods; scat; scarper; run away; lam; hightail it; head for the hills; fly the coop; run; bunk; break away; escape

Context examples:

If you see this man, run! / The burglars escaped before the police showed up

Hypernyms (to "bunk" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bunk"):

flee; fly; take flight (run away quickly)

skedaddle (run away, as if in a panic)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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