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DREDGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dredge mean? 

DREDGE (noun)
  The noun DREDGE has 1 sense:

1. a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed

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


DREDGE (verb)
  The verb DREDGE has 3 senses:

1. cover before cooking
2. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
3. remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water

  Familiarity information: DREDGE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DREDGE (noun)


Sense 1dredge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

digger; excavator; power shovel; shovel (a machine for excavating)

Meronyms (parts of "dredge"):

dredging bucket (a bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed)

scoop; scoop shovel (the shovel or bucket of dredge or backhoe)

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

dredger (a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging)


DREDGE (verb)


Sense 1dredge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover before cooking

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

dredge the chicken in flour before frying it

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

coat; surface (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dredge"):

flour (cover with flour)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2dredge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

dredge; drag

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

look for; search; seek (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

The men dredge the area for animals
The men dredge for animals in the area


Sense 3dredge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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