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PUNT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does punt mean? 

PUNT (noun)
  The noun PUNT has 3 senses:

1. formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
2. an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
3. (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground

  Familiarity information: PUNT used as a noun is uncommon.


PUNT (verb)
  The verb PUNT has 3 senses:

1. kick the ball
2. propel with a pole
3. place a bet on

  Familiarity information: PUNT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUNT (noun)


Sense 1punt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

Irish pound; Irish punt; punt; pound

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

Irish monetary unit (monetary unit in Eire)

Meronyms (parts of "punt"):

penny (a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound)


Sense 2punt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

boat (a small vessel for travel on water)


Sense 3punt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

punting; punt

Context examples:

the punt traveled 50 yards / punting is an important part of the game

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

boot; kick; kicking (the act of delivering a blow with the foot)

Domain category:

football; football game (any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal)


PUNT (verb)


Sense 1punt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kick the ball

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

kick (drive or propel with the foot)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2punt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propel with a pole

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pole; punt

Context examples:

pole barges on the river / We went punting in Cambridge

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

impel; propel (cause to move forward with force)

"Punt" entails doing...:

force; push (move with force,)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3punt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place a bet on

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

game; gage; bet on; stake; punt; back

Context examples:

Which horse are you backing? / I'm betting on the new horse

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

bet; play; wager (stake on the outcome of an issue)

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

ante (place one's stake)

double up; parlay (stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s on something


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