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GARNISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does garnish mean? 

GARNISH (noun)
  The noun GARNISH has 2 senses:

1. something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration
2. any decoration added as a trimming or adornment

  Familiarity information: GARNISH used as a noun is rare.


GARNISH (verb)
  The verb GARNISH has 2 senses:

1. take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
2. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

  Familiarity information: GARNISH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GARNISH (noun)


Sense 1garnish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)

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

topping (a flavorful addition on top of a dish)


Sense 2garnish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any decoration added as a trimming or adornment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)


GARNISH (verb)


Sense 1garnish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

garnish; garnishee

Context example:

His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt

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

attach; confiscate; impound; seize; sequester (take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2garnish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

garnish; trim; dress

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

adorn; beautify; decorate; embellish; grace; ornament (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence example:

The chefs garnish the vegetables


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