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PLANK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plank mean? 

PLANK (noun)
  The noun PLANK has 2 senses:

1. a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
2. an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

  Familiarity information: PLANK used as a noun is rare.


PLANK (verb)
  The verb PLANK has 3 senses:

1. cover with planks
2. set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
3. cook and serve on a plank

  Familiarity information: PLANK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLANK (noun)


Sense 1plank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

plank; board

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

lumber; timber (the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material)

Meronyms (parts of "plank"):

knot (a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged)

knothole (a hole in a board where a knot came out)

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

matchboard (a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor))

skid (one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects)

strake; wale (thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship)

chipboard; hardboard (a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin)

deal (a plank of softwood (fir or pine board))


Sense 2plank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

policy (a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government)

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

platform; political platform; political program; program (a document stating the aims and principles of a political party)


PLANK (verb)


Sense 1plank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with planks

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

plank; plank over

Context example:

The streets were planked

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

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2plank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

plonk; plunk down; flump; plump; plump down; plunk; plank; plop

Context examples:

He planked the money on the table / He planked himself into the sofa

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

place down; put down; set down (cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3plank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cook and serve on a plank

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context examples:

Planked vegetable / Planked shad

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

dish; dish out; dish up; serve; serve up (provide (usually but not necessarily food))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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