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BUNKER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bunker mean? 

BUNKER (noun)
  The noun BUNKER has 3 senses:

1. a hazard on a golf course
2. a large container for storing fuel
3. a fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground

  Familiarity information: BUNKER used as a noun is uncommon.


BUNKER (verb)
  The verb BUNKER has 3 senses:

1. hit a golf ball into a bunker
2. fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil
3. transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse

  Familiarity information: BUNKER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUNKER (noun)


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Meaning:

A hazard on a golf course

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bunker; sand trap; trap

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

hazard (an obstacle on a golf course)

Holonyms ("bunker" is a part of...):

golf course; links course (course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf)


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Meaning:

A large container for storing fuel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the ship's bunkers were full of coal

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

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))


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Meaning:

A fortification of earth; mostly or entirely below ground

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bunker; dugout

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

fortification; munition (defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it)

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

fox hole; foxhole (a small dugout with a pit for individual shelter against enemy fire)

funk hole (dugout as a place of safe retreat (when in a funk))


BUNKER (verb)


Sense 1bunker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit a golf ball into a bunker

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

hit (cause to move by striking)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2bunker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

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

fuel (provide with a combustible substance that provides energy)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3bunker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

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

shift; transfer (move around)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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