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SPLAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does splat mean? 

SPLAT (noun)
  The noun SPLAT has 2 senses:

1. a single splash
2. a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair

  Familiarity information: SPLAT used as a noun is rare.


SPLAT (verb)
  The verb SPLAT has 3 senses:

1. give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact
2. split open and flatten for cooking
3. flatten on impact

  Familiarity information: SPLAT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPLAT (noun)


Sense 1splat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A single splash

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

he heard a splat as it hit the floor

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

plash; splash (the sound like water splashing)


Sense 2splat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

slat; spline (a thin strip (wood or metal))

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

side chair; straight chair (a straight-backed chair without arms)


SPLAT (verb)


Sense 1splat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

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

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2splat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Split open and flatten for cooking

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

splat fish over an open fire

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

flatten (make flat or flatter)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3splat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Flatten on impact

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The snowballs splatted on the trees

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

flatten; flatten out (become flat or flatter)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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