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BUOY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does buoy mean? 

BUOY (noun)
  The noun BUOY has 1 sense:

1. bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards

  Familiarity information: BUOY used as a noun is very rare.


BUOY (verb)
  The verb BUOY has 3 senses:

1. float on the surface of water
2. keep afloat
3. mark with a buoy

  Familiarity information: BUOY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUOY (noun)


Sense 1buoy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

point of reference; reference; reference point (an indicator that orients you generally)

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

acoustic buoy (a buoy that can be heard (at night))

can; can buoy (a buoy with a round bottom and conical top)

conical buoy; nun; nun buoy (a buoy resembling a cone)

spar buoy (a buoy resembling a vertical log)


BUOY (verb)


Sense 1buoy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Float on the surface of water

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

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

float; swim (be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2buoy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep afloat

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

buoy; buoy up

Context example:

The life vest buoyed him up

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

hold; hold up; support; sustain (be the physical support of; carry the weight of)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3buoy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark with a buoy

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

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

mark (designate as if by a mark)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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