Word:

Pawn

n.1.See Pan, the masticatory.
1.(Chess) A man or piece of the lowest rank.
1.Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
2.State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
3.A stake hazarded in a wager.
In pawn
in the state of being pledged.
Pawn shop
a shop where a pawnbroker does business.
- Shak.
Pawn ticket
a receipt given by the pawnbroker for an article pledged.
v. t.1.To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
[imp. & p. p. Pawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pawning.]
2.To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
Noun1.pawn - an article deposited as security
2.pawn - a person used by another to gain an end
3.pawn - (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
4.pawn - borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan
Verb1.pawn - leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
Synonyms: hock, soak

PAWN. A pledge. Vide Pledge.

Charlie McCarthy, agent, ancilla, appliance, assurance, bail, bishop, bond, borrow, bottomry, castle, chance, chessman, cog, collateral, commonality, commonalty, contrivance, creature, deposit, device, dip, dummy, dupe, earnest, earnest money, escrow, float a loan, flunky, follower, gage, gamble, get a loan, get on credit, go bail, go-between, guarantee, guaranty, handmaid, handmaiden, handsel, hazard, hit one for, hit up, hock, hoi polloi, hostage, hypothecate, impignorate, implement, inferior, instrument, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jeopardize, junior, king, knight, lever, lightweight, lower class, lower orders, mainprise, man, masses, mechanism, mediator, medium, midwife, minion, mortgage, negotiate a loan, organ, piece, pignus, plaything, pledge, plight, pop, post, put in hock, put in pawn, put up, queen, raise money, recognizance, replevin, replevy, risk, rook, run into debt, second fiddle, secondary, security, servant, slave, spout, stake, stooge, subaltern, subordinate, surety, third stringer, token, token payment, touch, toy, underling, understrapper, undertaking, vadimonium, vadium, vehicle, venture, warrant, yes-man
Translate Pawn to Spanish, Translate Pawn to German, Translate Pawn to French
Browse
Pavo muticus
Pavon
Pavone
pavonia
Pavonian
Pavonine
pavor nocturnus
Paw
Paw clam
PAW++
pawer
Pawk
Pawky
Pawl
Pawl bitt
Pawl rim
-- Pawn --
Pawn broker
Pawn shop
pawn ticket
Pawn-broker
Pawnable
Pawnbroker
pawnbroker's shop
Pawnbroking
Pawnee
Pawnees
Pawner
Pawnor
pawnshop
Pawpaw
PAWS
Pax
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home