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DEBUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does debut mean? 

DEBUT (noun)
  The noun DEBUT has 2 senses:

1. the act of beginning something new
2. the presentation of a debutante in society

  Familiarity information: DEBUT used as a noun is rare.


DEBUT (verb)
  The verb DEBUT has 3 senses:

1. present for the first time to the public
2. appear for the first time in public
3. make one's debut

  Familiarity information: DEBUT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEBUT (noun)


Sense 1debut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of beginning something new

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

debut; first appearance; unveiling; launching; introduction; entry

Context example:

they looked forward to the debut of their new product line

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

beginning; commencement; start (the act of starting something)

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

induction (the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time))

product introduction (the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line)

ushering in (the introduction of something new)

naturalisation; naturalization (the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous)


Sense 2debut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The presentation of a debutante in society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

intro; introduction; presentation (formally making a person known to another or to the public)


DEBUT (verb)


Sense 1debut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Present for the first time to the public

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The band debuts a new song or two each month

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

innovate; introduce (bring something new to an environment)

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2debut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appear for the first time in public

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out

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

play (be performed)

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3debut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make one's debut

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

This young soprano debuts next month at the Metropolitan Opera

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

perform (give a performance (of something))

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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