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THIMBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thimble mean? 

THIMBLE (noun)
  The noun THIMBLE has 2 senses:

1. as much as a thimble will hold
2. a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container

  Familiarity information: THIMBLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


THIMBLE (noun)


Sense 1thimble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

As much as a thimble will hold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

thimble; thimbleful

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

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


Sense 2thimble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

cap (something serving as a cover or protection)

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))


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