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CLONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clone mean? 

CLONE (noun)
  The noun CLONE has 3 senses:

1. a person who is almost identical to another
2. a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
3. an unauthorized copy or imitation

  Familiarity information: CLONE used as a noun is uncommon.


CLONE (verb)
  The verb CLONE has 1 sense:

1. make multiple identical copies of

  Familiarity information: CLONE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLONE (noun)


Sense 1clone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is almost identical to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

clone; dead ringer; ringer

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

double; image; look-alike (someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor))

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 2clone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

clon; clone

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

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)


Sense 3clone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unauthorized copy or imitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

knockoff; clone

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

copy (a secondary representation of an original)


CLONE (verb)


Sense 1clone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make multiple identical copies of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

people can clone a sheep nowadays

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

copy; re-create (make a replica of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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