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FLANK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flank mean? 

FLANK (noun)
  The noun FLANK has 4 senses:

1. the side of military or naval formation
2. a subfigure consisting of a side of something
3. a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
4. the side between ribs and hipbone

  Familiarity information: FLANK used as a noun is uncommon.


FLANK (verb)
  The verb FLANK has 1 sense:

1. be located at the sides of something or somebody

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


 Dictionary entry details 


FLANK (noun)


Sense 1flank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The side of military or naval formation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

flank; wing

Context example:

they attacked the enemy's right flank

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

formation (an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 2flank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A subfigure consisting of a side of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

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

subfigure (a figure that is a part of another figure)

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

hypotenuse (the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle)

base (the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed)


Sense 3flank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

cut of beef (piece of beef)

Meronyms (parts of "flank"):

flank steak (a cut of beef from the flank of the animal)


Sense 4flank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The side between ribs and hipbone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

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

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

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

quadruped (an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking)


FLANK (verb)


Sense 1flank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be located at the sides of something or somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

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

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sentence frames:

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


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