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Definitions of pawn

  1. a person used by another to gain an end Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. give as a guarantee Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (chess) the least powerful chessman; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an article deposited as security Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. A pledge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. See Pan, the masticatory. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A man or piece of the lowest rank. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A stake hazarded in a wager. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Something given in pledge for security; state of being so pledged; a piece at chess. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To give as security for a loan. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Something given as security for the repayment of money. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To give in pledge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A common piece in chess. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A pledge deposited as security; smallest piece in chess. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To pledge (personal property), as security for Pawl and Ratcha loan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Something pledged as security for a loan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A chessman of lowest rank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A common piece at chess. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To give or deposit in pledge. In pawn, the state of being pledged. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Any movable property deposited as security for the repayment of a loan of money; a pledge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. To pledge or give in pledge; to deposit as a security. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. A common man at chess. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. pawn, n. something given as security for the repayment of money or the performance of a promise: state of being pledged.--v.t. to give in pledge.--ns. PAWN'BROKER, a broker who lends money on pawns or pledges; PAWN'BROKING, the business of a pawnbroker; PAWNEE', one who takes anything in pawn; PAWN'ER, one who gives a pawn or pledge as security for money borrowed; PAWN'SHOP, a shop of a pawnbroker; PAWN'TICKET, a ticket marked with the name of the article, the amount advanced, &c., delivered to the person who has pawned anything.--AT PAWN, pledged, laid away. [O. Fr. pan, prob. from L. pannus, a cloth.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. pawn, n. a common piece in chess. [O. Fr. paon, a foot-soldier--Low L. pedo, pedonis, a foot-soldier--L. pes, pedis, the foot.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. pawn, n. a gallery. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Piece of smallest size& value in chess (often fig. of persons). [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Thing, person, left in another\'s keeping as security, pledge, (now chiefly fig.); state of being pledged, esp. in, at, p.; pawn-broker, one who lends money upon interest on security of personal property pawned; pawn broking, his occupation; pawnshop, his place of business. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Deposit (thing) as security for payment of money or performance of action; (fig.) pledge (one\'s life, honour, word). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. [L.] Something given as security for the repayment of money. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. [O.Fr.] One of the least valuable pieces in chess. See Peonage. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  38. n. [French, Icelandic, Latin] Goods, chattels, or money deposited as security for payment of money borrowed;—a pledge for the fulfilment of a promise. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. n. [French, Latin] A common man or piece of the lowest rank in chess. Cabinet Dictionary

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