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PEG (pegged, pegging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peg mean? 

PEG (noun)
  The noun PEG has 6 senses:

1. a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
2. small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
3. informal terms of the leg
4. a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
5. regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
6. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

  Familiarity information: PEG used as a noun is common.


PEG (verb)
  The verb PEG has 4 senses:

1. succeed in obtaining a position
2. pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into
3. fasten or secure with a wooden pin
4. stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations

  Familiarity information: PEG used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEG (noun)


Sense 1peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

nog; peg

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

pin (a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things)

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

golf tee; tee (a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground)

tent peg (a peg driven into the ground to hold a rope supporting a tent)

treenail; trenail; trunnel (a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast)


Sense 2peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

peg; pin

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

mark; marker; marking (a distinguishing symbol)


Sense 3peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms of the leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

peg; pin; stick

Context example:

fever left him weak on his sticks

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

leg (a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle)


Sense 4peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

wooden leg; pegleg; peg; leg

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

prosthesis; prosthetic device (corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body)


Sense 5peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

regulator (any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.)

Holonyms ("peg" is a part of...):

stringed instrument (a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound)


Sense 6peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tholepin; thole; rowlock; oarlock; peg; pin

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

holder (a holding device)

Holonyms ("peg" is a part of...):

dinghy; dory; rowboat (a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled)


PEG (verb)


Sense 1peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Succeed in obtaining a position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

nail down; peg; nail

Context example:

He nailed down a spot at Harvard

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

bring home the bacon; come through; deliver the goods; succeed; win (attain success or reach a desired goal)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

pierce; thrust (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten or secure with a wooden pin

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

peg down; peg

Context example:

peg a tent

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

attach (cause to be attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Also:

peg down (define clearly)


Sense 4peg [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar

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

stabilise; stabilize (make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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