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TEASER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does teaser mean? 

TEASER (noun)
  The noun TEASER has 7 senses:

1. a worker who teases wool
2. someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
3. an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest
4. a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
5. an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show
6. a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
7. a device for teasing wool

  Familiarity information: TEASER used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TEASER (noun)


Sense 1teaser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A worker who teases wool

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

worker (a person who works at a specific occupation)


Sense 2teaser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

annoyer; tease; vexer; teaser

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

persona non grata; unwelcome person (a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome)


Sense 3teaser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

ad; advert; advertisement; advertising; advertizement; advertizing (a public promotion of some product or service)


Sense 4teaser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

puzzler; puzzle; mystifier; teaser

Context examples:

he loved to solve chessmate puzzles / that's a real puzzler

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

problem (a question raised for consideration or solution)


Sense 5teaser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

opening (the initial part of the introduction)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 6teaser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tormenter; tormentor; teaser

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

flat (scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting)


Sense 7teaser [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A device for teasing wool

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

a teaser is used to disentangle the fibers

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

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)


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