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UNDERSCORE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does underscore mean? 

UNDERSCORE (noun)
  The noun UNDERSCORE has 1 sense:

1. a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)

  Familiarity information: UNDERSCORE used as a noun is very rare.


UNDERSCORE (verb)
  The verb UNDERSCORE has 2 senses:

1. give extra weight to (a communication)
2. draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to

  Familiarity information: UNDERSCORE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNDERSCORE (noun)


Sense 1underscore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

underline; underscore

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

stroke (a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing))


UNDERSCORE (verb)


Sense 1underscore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give extra weight to (a communication)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

emphasise; underline; underscore; emphasize

Context example:

Her gesture emphasized her words

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

accent; accentuate; emphasise; emphasize; punctuate; stress (to stress, single out as important)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2underscore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

underline; underscore

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

mark (make or leave a mark on)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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