Definition of Pawn

1. Noun. An article deposited as security.

Generic synonyms: Pledge



2. Verb. Leave as a guarantee in return for money. "Pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
Exact synonyms: Hock, Soak
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Charge, Consign
Derivative terms: Hock

3. Noun. A person used by another to gain an end.
Exact synonyms: Cat's-paw, Instrument
Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter

4. Noun. (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.
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Chess Piece, Chessman

5. Noun. Borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan.
Generic synonyms: Borrowing

Definition of Pawn

1. n. See Pan, the masticatory.

2. n. A man or piece of the lowest rank.

3. n. Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.

4. v. t. 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.

Definition of Pawn

1. Noun. (chess) The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant. ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end, usually not the end that individual would prefer. ¹

3. Verb. (video games) To render one's opponent a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy games. ¹

4. Noun. The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge. ¹

5. Noun. An instance of pawning something. ¹

6. Noun. (rare) An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge. ¹

7. Noun. (rare) A pawn shop, pawnbroker. ¹

8. Verb. To pledge; to stake or wager. ¹

9. Verb. To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pawn

1. to give as security for something borrowed [v -ED, -ING, -S] : PAWNABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Pawn

1. Mutant of Paramoecium that, like the chess piece, can only move forward and is unable to reverse to escape noxious stimuli. Defect is apparently in the voltage sensitive calcium channel of the ciliary membrane. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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