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SAVVY (savvied, savvier, savviest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does savvy mean? 

SAVVY (noun)
  The noun SAVVY has 1 sense:

1. the cognitive condition of someone who understands

  Familiarity information: SAVVY used as a noun is very rare.

SAVVY (verb)
  The verb SAVVY has 1 sense:

1. get the meaning of something

  Familiarity information: SAVVY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SAVVY (noun)

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The cognitive condition of someone who understands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


discernment; savvy; understanding; apprehension

Context example:

he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

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

knowing (a clear and certain mental apprehension)

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

comprehension (an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result))

realisation; realization; recognition (coming to understand something clearly and distinctly)

brainstorm; brainwave; insight (the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation)

hindsight (understanding the nature of an event after it has happened)

grasping (understanding with difficulty)

appreciation; grasp; hold (understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something)

smattering (a slight or superficial understanding of a subject)

self-knowledge (an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities)

SAVVY (verb)

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Get the meaning of something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


grok; get the picture; comprehend; apprehend; savvy; grasp; compass; dig

Context example:

Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

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

understand (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of)

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

figure (understand)

catch on; cotton on; get it; get onto; get wise; latch on; tumble; twig (understand, usually after some initial difficulty)

intuit (know or grasp by intuition or feeling)

digest (arrange and integrate in the mind)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

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