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POP (popped, popping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pop mean? 

POP (noun)
  The noun POP has 4 senses:

1. an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
2. a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
3. a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
4. music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love

  Familiarity information: POP used as a noun is uncommon.


POP (adjective)
  The adjective POP has 1 sense:

1. (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

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


POP (verb)
  The verb POP has 13 senses:

1. bulge outward
2. hit a pop-fly
3. make a sharp explosive noise
4. fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
5. cause to make a sharp explosive sound
6. appear suddenly or unexpectedly
7. put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
8. release suddenly
9. hit or strike
10. drink down entirely
11. take drugs, especially orally
12. cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
13. burst open with a sharp, explosive sound

  Familiarity information: POP used as a verb is familiar.


POP (adverb)
  The adverb POP has 1 sense:

1. like a pop or with a pop

  Familiarity information: POP used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POP (noun)


Sense 1pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pop; pappa; papa; pa; daddy; dada; dad

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

begetter; father; male parent (a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father))


Sense 2pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

soda pop; soda; pop; soda water; tonic

Context example:

in New England they call sodas tonics

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

soft drink (nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated))

Meronyms (substance of "pop"):

carbonated water; club soda; seltzer; soda water; sparkling water (effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide)


Sense 3pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

popping; pop

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

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


Sense 4pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

pop music; pop

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

popular music; popular music genre (any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time))


POP (adjective)


Sense 1pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

Synonyms:

pop; popular

Similar:

nonclassical (not classical)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


POP (verb)


Sense 1pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bulge outward

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bulge out; bug out; pop; protrude; pop out; bulge; come out; start

Context example:

His eyes popped

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

change form; change shape; deform (assume a different shape or form)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit a pop-fly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

He popped out to shortstop

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

hit (cause to move by striking)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a sharp explosive noise

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

The cork of the champagne bottle popped

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

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pop"):

sputter (make an explosive sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

The soldiers were popping

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

discharge; fire (cause to go off)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 5pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to make a sharp explosive sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

He popped the champagne bottle

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

sound (cause to sound)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appear suddenly or unexpectedly

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

pop up; crop up; pop

Context examples:

The farm popped into view as we turned the corner / He suddenly popped up out of nowhere

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

appear (come into sight or view)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 7pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put or thrust suddenly and forcefully

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context examples:

pop the pizza into the microwave oven / He popped the petit-four into his mouth

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

throw; thrust (place or put with great energy)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 8pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release suddenly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

pop the clutch

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

let go; let go of; release; relinquish (release, as from one's grip)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 9pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit or strike

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

He popped me on the head

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

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 10pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drink down entirely

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

drink down; down; bolt down; belt down; pour down; toss off; pop; kill

Context examples:

He downed three martinis before dinner / She killed a bottle of brandy that night / They popped a few beer after work

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

drink; imbibe (take in liquids)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 11pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take drugs, especially orally

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves

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

inject (take by injection)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pop"):

skin pop (inject (drugs) into the skin)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 12pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The child popped the balloon

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

burst; collapse (cause to burst)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 13pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burst open with a sharp, explosive sound

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

The balloon popped / This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven

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

break open; burst; split (break open or apart suddenly)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


POP (adverb)


Sense 1pop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Like a pop or with a pop

Context example:

everything went pop


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