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Definitions of pawn

  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To give as security for a loan. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To give in pledge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. 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.
  6. give as a guarantee Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (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
  11. (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
  12. leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. See Pan, the masticatory. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A man or piece of the lowest rank. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A stake hazarded in a wager. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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.
  19. Something given as security for the repayment of money. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  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. Something pledged as security for a loan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A chessman of lowest rank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A common piece at chess. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. 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.
  26. A common man at chess. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for pawn

  1. I've been expecting a cheque for some work for these last ten or twelve days, but I was running short last week- so I went to that place to pawn my watch- I saw the young lady there. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  2. Ah, you do right to be driven to a pawn shop. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
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