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DISTEMPER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does distemper mean? 

DISTEMPER (noun)
  The noun DISTEMPER has 5 senses:

1. any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
2. an angry and disagreeable mood
3. paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
4. a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
5. a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery

  Familiarity information: DISTEMPER used as a noun is common.


DISTEMPER (verb)
  The verb DISTEMPER has 1 sense:

1. paint with distemper

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


 Dictionary entry details 


DISTEMPER (noun)


Sense 1distemper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various infectious viral diseases of animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

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

animal disease (a disease that typically does not affect human beings)

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

canine distemper (a viral disease of young dogs characterized by high fever and respiratory inflammation)

equine distemper; strangles (an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes)


Sense 2distemper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An angry and disagreeable mood

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

ill humor; ill humour; distemper

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

humor; humour; mood; temper (a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling)

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

moodiness (a sullen gloomy feeling)

choler; crossness; fretfulness; fussiness; irritability; peevishness; petulance (an irritable petulant feeling)


Sense 3distemper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

paint (a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating)


Sense 4distemper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

painting; picture (graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface)


Sense 5distemper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

painting (creating a picture with paints)


DISTEMPER (verb)


Sense 1distemper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Paint with distemper

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

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

paint (make a painting)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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