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HONK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does honk mean? 

HONK (noun)
  The noun HONK has 1 sense:

1. the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)

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


HONK (verb)
  The verb HONK has 4 senses:

1. make a loud noise
2. use the horn of a car
3. cry like a goose
4. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

  Familiarity information: HONK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HONK (noun)


Sense 1honk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

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

cry (the characteristic utterance of an animal)


HONK (verb)


Sense 1honk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a loud noise

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

beep; claxon; honk; toot; blare

Context example:

The horns of the taxis blared

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

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

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

tootle (play (a musical instrument) casually)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2honk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use the horn of a car

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

honk; claxon

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

make noise; noise; resound (emit a noise)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3honk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cry like a goose

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

cronk; honk

Context example:

The geese were honking

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

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4honk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

retch; regorge; throw up; puke; upchuck; vomit; vomit up; be sick; barf; sick; disgorge; cat; spue; spew; regurgitate; honk; chuck; purge; cast

Context examples:

After drinking too much, the students vomited / He purged continuously / The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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

egest; eliminate; excrete; pass (eliminate from the body)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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