Definition of Punch

1. Noun. (boxing) a blow with the fist. "I gave him a clout on his nose"

Exact synonyms: Biff, Clout, Lick, Poke, Slug
Specialized synonyms: Counter, Counterpunch, Parry, Haymaker, Knockout Punch, Ko Punch, Sunday Punch, Hook, Jab, Rabbit Punch, Sucker Punch
Category relationships: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Biff, Clout, Poke, Slug

2. Verb. Deliver a quick blow to. "The fighter managed to punch his opponent"; "He punched me in the stomach"
Exact synonyms: Plug
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Puncher

3. Noun. An iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl.
Generic synonyms: Mixed Drink
Specialized synonyms: Fruit Punch, Milk Punch, Cup, Wassail, Fish House Punch, May Wine, Eggnog, Glogg

4. Verb. Drive forcibly as if by a punch. "The nail punched through the wall"
Generic synonyms: Thrust

5. Noun. A tool for making holes or indentations.
Exact synonyms: Puncher
Specialized synonyms: Center Punch, Punch Pliers
Generic synonyms: Tool

6. Verb. Make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation. "Perforate the sheets of paper"
Exact synonyms: Perforate
Generic synonyms: Pierce
Derivative terms: Perforation, Perforation, Puncher

Definition of Punch

1. n. 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.

2. n. The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.

3. n. A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.

4. v. t. To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.

5. n. A thrust or blow.

6. n. 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.

7. v. t. To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.

Definition of Punch

1. Proper noun. (British) Name of a glove puppet who was the main character used in a Punch and Judy show. ¹

2. Proper noun. (British) Name of a famous satirical magazine ¹

3. Proper noun. (attributive) Indicates a high level of professionalism because of being a past contributor to the magazine. ¹

4. Noun. A hit or strike with one's fist. ¹

5. Noun. Power, strength, energy. ¹

6. Noun. Impact. ¹

7. Noun. A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to punch. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To strike with one's fist. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive of cattle) To herd. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To operate (a device or system) by depressing a button, key, bar, or pedal, or by similar means. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To enter (information) on a device or system. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To hit (a ball or similar object) with less than full force. ¹

13. Noun. A device, generally slender and round, used for creating holes in thin material, for driving an object through a hole in a containing object, or to stamp or emboss a mark or design on a surface. ¹

14. Noun. A mechanism for punching holes in paper or other thin material. ¹

15. Noun. A hole or opening created with a punch ¹

16. Verb. To employ a punch to create a hole in or stamp or emboss a mark on something. ¹

17. Verb. To mark a ticket. ¹

18. Noun. A beverage, generally containing a mixture of fruit juice and some other beverage, often alcoholic. ¹

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Definition of Punch

1. to perforate with a type of tool [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Punch

pumps up
pumy stone
punch (current term)
punch above one's weight
punch bag
punch below one's weight
punch bowl
punch bowl waterfall
punch bowl waterfalls
punch buggy
punch card
punch cards
punch clock
punch clocks

Literary usage of Punch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"2 shows a plain "push through" drawing punch and die, the blank being punched out to fit the set edge, and then "drawn up* or rather, it is pushed through ..."

2. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"by the fact, that a punch-bowl was in the last century considered to be a very suitable present from a merchant or banker to a trusty clerk or book-keeper, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"punch, a well-known English comic weekly, the most famous journal of the ... This undertaking had, however, some indirect influence on the subsequent punch. ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"At Malta, the first greeting between Captain Tagus and some other Captain in anchor-buttons, who came to hail him when we entered harbour, related to punch. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"punch, a well-known English comic weekly, the most famous journal of the ... This undertaking had, however, some indirect influence on the subsequent punch. ..."

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