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ST. JOSEPH

 Dictionary entry overview: What does St. Joseph mean? 

ST. JOSEPH (noun)
  The noun ST. JOSEPH has 2 senses:

1. a town in northwest Missouri on the Missouri River; in the 19th century it became the eastern terminus of the pony express
2. the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets

  Familiarity information: ST. JOSEPH used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ST. JOSEPH (noun)


Sense 1St. Joseph [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A town in northwest Missouri on the Missouri River; in the 19th century it became the eastern terminus of the pony express

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

St. Joseph; Saint Joseph

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("St. Joseph" is a part of...):

Missouri; MO; Show Me State (a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union)


Sense 2St. Joseph [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

acetylsalicylic acid; aspirin; Bayer; Empirin; St. Joseph

Hypernyms ("St. Joseph" is a kind of...):

analgesic; anodyne; pain pill; painkiller (a medicine used to relieve pain)

salicylate (a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs))

Meronyms (substance of "St. Joseph"):

2-hydroxybenzoic acid; salicylic acid (a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "St. Joseph"):

aspirin powder; headache powder (a powdered form of aspirin)

buffered aspirin; Bufferin (aspirin coated with a substance capable of neutralizing acid (trade name Bufferin))

enteric-coated aspirin (aspirin that is treated to pass through the stomach unaltered and to dissolve in the intestines)

Domain usage:

trade name (a name given to a product or service)

trademark (a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product)


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