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HYPHEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hyphen mean? 

HYPHEN (noun)
  The noun HYPHEN has 1 sense:

1. a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text

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


HYPHEN (verb)
  The verb HYPHEN has 1 sense:

1. divide or connect with a hyphen

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


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPHEN (noun)


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Meaning:

A punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hyphen; dash

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

punctuation; punctuation mark (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)


HYPHEN (verb)


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Meaning:

Divide or connect with a hyphen

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

hyphen; hyphenate

Context example:

hyphenate these words and names

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

spell; write (write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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