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WHIZ (whizzed, whizzes, whizzing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whiz mean? 

WHIZ (noun)
  The noun WHIZ has 2 senses:

1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
2. a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air

  Familiarity information: WHIZ used as a noun is rare.


WHIZ (verb)
  The verb WHIZ has 1 sense:

1. make a soft swishing sound

  Familiarity information: WHIZ used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHIZ (noun)


Sense 1whiz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

wizard; wiz; whizz; whiz; virtuoso; superstar; mavin; maven; hotshot; adept; sensation; star; ace; genius; champion

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

expert (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

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

track star (a star runner)


Sense 2whiz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


WHIZ (verb)


Sense 1whiz [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a soft swishing sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

birr; purr; whir; whirr; whiz; whizz

Context examples:

the motor whirred / the car engine purred

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

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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