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PIGEONHOLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pigeonhole mean? 

PIGEONHOLE (noun)
  The noun PIGEONHOLE has 2 senses:

1. a specific (often simplistic) category
2. a small compartment

  Familiarity information: PIGEONHOLE used as a noun is rare.


PIGEONHOLE (verb)
  The verb PIGEONHOLE has 2 senses:

1. place into a small compartment
2. treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

  Familiarity information: PIGEONHOLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PIGEONHOLE (noun)


Sense 1pigeonhole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A specific (often simplistic) category

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

category (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)


Sense 2pigeonhole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small compartment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cubbyhole; pigeonhole

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

compartment (a small space or subdivision for storage)


PIGEONHOLE (verb)


Sense 1pigeonhole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place into a small compartment

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2pigeonhole [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat or classify according to a mental stereotype

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

stereotype; pigeonhole; stamp

Context example:

I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European

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

assort; class; classify; separate; sort; sort out (arrange or order by classes or categories)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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