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GROIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does groin mean? 

GROIN (noun)
  The noun GROIN has 2 senses:

1. the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
2. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

  Familiarity information: GROIN used as a noun is rare.


GROIN (verb)
  The verb GROIN has 1 sense:

1. build with groins

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


 Dictionary entry details 


GROIN (noun)


Sense 1groin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

groin; inguen

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

area; region (a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve)

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

loins (the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen)


Sense 2groin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

breakwater; groyne; jetty; seawall; groin; bulwark; mole

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

barrier (a structure or object that impedes free movement)


GROIN (verb)


Sense 1groin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Build with groins

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The ceiling was groined

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

build; construct; make (make by combining materials and parts)

Domain category:

building; construction (the act of constructing something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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