Definition and Meanings for punch

·This dictionary definitions come from open dictionary GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
·The meaning of a word in English varies according to its part of speech , for this reason the different meanings are ordered by their part of speech.
·It is a very easy to use dictionary , very well structured that will allow you to solve all your doubts on any word and you also will deepen the knowledge of the English language.


Punch is ranked 5,143 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of punch

noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of punch

hind. p five, skr. pacan. so called because composed of five ingredients, viz., sugar, arrack, spice, water, and lemon juice. see five abbrev, fr. punchinello prov. e. cf. punchy oe. punchen, perhaps the same word as e. punish: or cf. e. bunch abbrev. fr. puncheon from punch, n., a tool; cf. f. poin

Meaning of punch


as noun

  • 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.

as noun

  • the buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.

as noun

  • 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.

as noun

  • a thrust or blow.

as noun

  • 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.
    • No antonyms for punch

    • Verbs.Types of Verbs
      Verbs.Types of Verbs

      1. Definition and function of verbs

      In English, the verb shows the action, state, occurrence in a sentence, being the principal part of the predicate. The function of the verbs is to describe the action, conditions, or state regarding to the subject. They state is something happened, is happening or will happen in the future.

      Read more...
    • Nouns. Types of Nouns
      Nouns. Types of Nouns

      Nouns in English are words that are naming either an idea, thing, quality, place or person. They can be either in plural or singular form, and they most of the time need a determiner or article in order to exist in a sentence. It’s important to note that adjectives can be used to describe nouns and, maybe the interesting thing is that the English language has more nouns than verbs or any other kind of word.

      Read more...
    • Adjectives. Types of Adjectives
      Adjectives. Types of Adjectives

      1. What is an Adjective and its Functions

      An adjective is used with a noun, describing or improving it. It has the function to modify the noun, to complement it, or to support it within the phrase. With their help, we can describe the subject or the object in the sentence, enriching the content and increasing comprehension.

      Read more...