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MAVERICK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does maverick mean? 

MAVERICK (noun)
  The noun MAVERICK has 2 senses:

1. someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
2. an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

  Familiarity information: MAVERICK used as a noun is rare.


MAVERICK (adjective)
  The adjective MAVERICK has 1 sense:

1. independent in behavior or thought

  Familiarity information: MAVERICK used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAVERICK (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

maverick; rebel

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

nonconformist; recusant (someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct)


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Meaning:

An unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

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

calf (young of domestic cattle)


MAVERICK (adjective)


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Meaning:

Independent in behavior or thought

Synonyms:

maverick; unorthodox; irregular

Context examples:

she led a somewhat irregular private life / maverick politicians

Similar:

unconventional (not conforming to accepted rules or standards)


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