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Pawn

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Noun

1. pawn

an article deposited as security

2. cat's-paw, instrument, 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

Verb

5. hock, pawn, soak

leave as a guarantee in return for money

Example Sentences:
'pawn your grandfather's gold watch'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Pawn

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to deposit (an article) as security for the repayment of a loan, esp from a pawnbroker
2. 
to stake
to pawn one's honour
noun
3. 
an article deposited as security
4. 
the condition of being so deposited (esp in the phrase in pawn)
5. 
a person or thing that is held as a security, esp a hostage
6. 
the act of pawning
noun
1. 
a chessman of the lowest theoretical value, limited to forward moves of one square at a time with the option of two squares on its initial move: it captures with a diagonal move only
. Abbreviation: P Compare piece (sense 12)
2. 
a person, group, etc, manipulated by another

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Pawn

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noun
1. 
anything given as security, as for a debt, performance of an action, etc.; pledge; guaranty
2. 
a hostage
3. 
the state of being pledged
to put a ring in pawn
4. 
the act of pawning
verb transitive
5. 
to give as security; put in pawn
6. 
to stake, wager, or risk
to pawn one's honor
noun
1. 
a chessman of the lowest value: it can be moved only forward and one square at a time (or two squares on its first move)
2. 
a person used to advance another's purposes

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Pawn

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n.
1. Something given as security for a loan; a pledge or guaranty.
2. The condition of being held as a pledge against the payment of a loan: jewels in pawn.
3. A person serving as security; a hostage.
4. The act of pawning.
tr.v. pawned, pawn·ing, pawns
1. To give or deposit (personal property) as security for the payment of money borrowed.
2. To risk; hazard: pawn one's honor.
n.
1. Abbr. P Games A chess piece of lowest value that may move forward one square at a time or two squares in the first move, capture other pieces only on a one-space diagonal forward move, and be promoted to any piece other than a king upon reaching the eighth rank.
2. A person or an entity used to further the purposes of another: an underdeveloped nation that was a pawn in international politics.

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