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WOW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wow mean? 

WOW (noun)
  The noun WOW has 1 sense:

1. a joke that seems extremely funny

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


WOW (verb)
  The verb WOW has 1 sense:

1. impress greatly

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


 Dictionary entry details 


WOW (noun)


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Meaning:

A joke that seems extremely funny

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

howler; sidesplitter; thigh-slapper; wow; belly laugh; riot; scream

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

gag; jape; jest; joke; laugh (a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter)


WOW (verb)


Sense 1wow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impress greatly

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

The speaker wowed the audience

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

impress (impress positively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot wow Sue
The performance is likely to wow Sue


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