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VAMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vamp mean? 

VAMP (noun)
  The noun VAMP has 3 senses:

1. a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
2. an improvised musical accompaniment
3. piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe

  Familiarity information: VAMP used as a noun is uncommon.


VAMP (verb)
  The verb VAMP has 4 senses:

1. make up
2. piece (something old) with a new part
3. act seductively with (someone)
4. provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

  Familiarity information: VAMP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VAMP (noun)


Sense 1vamp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

vamper; vamp; prickteaser; minx; flirt; coquette; tease

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

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))


Sense 2vamp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An improvised musical accompaniment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

accompaniment; backup; musical accompaniment; support (a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts)


Sense 3vamp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

piece of leather (a separate part consisting of leather)

Holonyms ("vamp" is a part of...):

upper (piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot)


VAMP (verb)


Sense 1vamp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make up

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

vamp; vamp up

Context example:

vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting

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

cook up; fabricate; invent; make up; manufacture (make up something artificial or untrue)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2vamp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Piece (something old) with a new part

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

vamp; vamp up

Context example:

vamp up an old speech

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

patch; piece (to join or unite the pieces of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3vamp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act seductively with (someone)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

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

butterfly; chat up; coquet; coquette; dally; flirt; mash; philander; romance (talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4vamp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

revamp; vamp

Context example:

revamp my old boots

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

bushel; doctor; fix; furbish up; mend; repair; restore; touch on (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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