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STAG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stag mean? 

STAG (noun)
  The noun STAG has 2 senses:

1. male red deer
2. adult male deer

  Familiarity information: STAG used as a noun is rare.


STAG (verb)
  The verb STAG has 3 senses:

1. attend a dance or a party without a female companion
2. give away information about somebody
3. watch, observe, or inquire secretly

  Familiarity information: STAG used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STAG (noun)


Sense 1stag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Male red deer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

stag; hart

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

Cervus elaphus; red deer (common deer of temperate Europe and Asia)


Sense 2stag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adult male deer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

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

buck (mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope))

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

royal; royal stag (stag with antlers of 12 or more branches)


STAG (verb)


Sense 1stag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attend a dance or a party without a female companion

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2stag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give away information about somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

tell on; shit; stag; snitch; shop; give away; denounce; betray; rat; grass

Context example:

He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam

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

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

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

sell out (give information that compromises others)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3stag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Watch, observe, or inquire secretly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sleuth; snoop; spy; stag

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

monitor; ride herd on; supervise (keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance)

"Stag" entails doing...:

enquire; inquire; investigate (conduct an inquiry or investigation of)

Sentence frames:

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


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