Definition and Meanings for punch
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Part of Speech of punch
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of punch
Meaning of punch
- a beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; -- specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.
- the buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
- a short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
- one of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the suffolk punch.
as transitive verb
- to thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.
- a thrust or blow.
- a tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.
- an extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
- a prop, as for the roof of a mine.
as intransitive verb
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
- to perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.