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WEDGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wedge mean? 

WEDGE (noun)
  The noun WEDGE has 7 senses:

1. any shape that is triangular in cross section
2. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
3. a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation
4. a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
5. (golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
6. something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
7. a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

  Familiarity information: WEDGE used as a noun is common.


WEDGE (verb)
  The verb WEDGE has 2 senses:

1. fix, force, or implant
2. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

  Familiarity information: WEDGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WEDGE (noun)


Sense 1wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any shape that is triangular in cross section

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

wedge shape; wedge; cuneus

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

triangle; trigon; trilateral (a three-sided polygon)


Sense 2wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

zep; submarine sandwich; sub; poor boy; Italian sandwich; hoagy; hoagie; Cuban sandwich; grinder; hero sandwich; submarine; torpedo; wedge; bomber; hero

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

sandwich (two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them)


Sense 3wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hacek; wedge

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

diacritic; diacritical mark (a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation)


Sense 4wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

wedge heel; wedge

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

heel (the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation)

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

wedgie (a shoe with a wedge heel)


Sense 5wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

iron (a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head)

Domain category:

golf; golf game (a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes)

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

pitching wedge (a wedge used to loft the golf ball over obstacles)

sand wedge (a wedge used to get out of sand traps)


Sense 6wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

inclined plane (a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal)

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

shim (a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices)

coign; coigne; quoin (expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase)

ploughshare; plowshare; share (a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil)

moldboard; mouldboard (wedge formed by the curved part of a steel plow blade that turns the furrow)

colter; coulter (a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil)

ax head; axe head (the cutting head of an ax)


Sense 7wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

chock; wedge

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

block (a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides))

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

sprag (a chock or bar wedged under a wheel or between the spokes to prevent a vehicle from rolling down an incline)


WEDGE (verb)


Sense 1wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fix, force, or implant

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

deposit; stick; wedge; lodge

Context example:

lodge a bullet in the table

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

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

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

redeposit (deposit anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They wedge the books into the box


Sense 2wedge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

wedge; squeeze; force

Context example:

I squeezed myself into the corner

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

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

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

impact (press or wedge together; pack together)

compact; compress; pack together (make more compact by or as if by pressing)

Sentence frames:

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


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