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HUSH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hush mean? 

HUSH (noun)
  The noun HUSH has 1 sense:

1. (poetic) tranquil silence

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


HUSH (verb)
  The verb HUSH has 5 senses:

1. become quiet or still; fall silent
2. cause to be quiet or not talk
3. become quiet or quieter
4. wash by removing particles
5. run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

  Familiarity information: HUSH used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUSH (noun)


Sense 1hush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(poetic) tranquil silence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

hush; stillness; still

Context example:

the still of the night

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

quiet; silence (the absence of sound)

Domain category:

poesy; poetry; verse (literature in metrical form)


HUSH (verb)


Sense 1hush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become quiet or still; fall silent

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

hush my baby!

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

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2hush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be quiet or not talk

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

silence; hush; hush up; still; shut up; quieten

Context example:

Please silence the children in the church!

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

conquer; curb; inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress (to put down by force or authority)

Cause:

hush (become quiet or still; fall silent)

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

shush (silence (someone) by uttering 'shush!')

calm down; lull (become quiet or less intensive)

shout down (silence or overwhelm by shouting)

gag; muzzle (prevent from speaking out)

Sentence frames:

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

Also:

hush up (cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error)


Sense 3hush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become quiet or quieter

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

pipe down; quiesce; quiet; quiet down; quieten; hush

Context example:

The audience fell silent when the speaker entered

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

change intensity (increase or decrease in intensity)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4hush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wash by removing particles

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Wash ores

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

lave; wash (cleanse (one's body) with soap and water)

Domain category:

excavation; mining (the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5hush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

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

irrigate; water (supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams)

Domain category:

excavation; mining (the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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