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HAUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haul mean? 

HAUL (noun)
  The noun HAUL has 2 senses:

1. the act of drawing or hauling something
2. the quantity that was caught

  Familiarity information: HAUL used as a noun is rare.


HAUL (verb)
  The verb HAUL has 2 senses:

1. draw slowly or heavily
2. transport in a vehicle

  Familiarity information: HAUL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAUL (noun)


Sense 1haul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of drawing or hauling something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

haul; haulage; draw

Context example:

the haul up the hill went very slowly

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

pull; pulling (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you)

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

tow; towage (the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope)


Sense 2haul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quantity that was caught

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

catch; haul

Context example:

the catch was only 10 fish

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

indefinite quantity (an estimated quantity)


HAUL (verb)


Sense 1haul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw slowly or heavily

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cart; haul; drag; hale

Context examples:

haul stones / haul nets

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

draw; force; pull (cause to move by pulling)

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

bouse; bowse (haul with a tackle)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2haul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transport in a vehicle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context examples:

haul stones from the quarry in a truck / haul vegetables to the market

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

carry; transport (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body)

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

piggyback (haul by railroad car)

piggyback (haul truck trailers loaded with commodities on railroad cars)

Sentence frames:

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


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