Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pawn

4 senses of pawn

Sense 1
pawn -- (an article deposited as security)
       => pledge -- (a deposit of personal property as security for a debt; "his saxophone was in pledge")

Sense 2
instrument, pawn, cat's-paw -- (a person used by another to gain an end)
       => assistant, helper, help, supporter -- (a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work")

Sense 3
pawn -- ((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)
       => chessman, chess piece -- (any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess)

Sense 4
pawn -- (borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan)
       => borrowing -- (obtaining funds from a lender)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pawn

1 sense of pawn

Sense 1
pawn, soak, hock -- (leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch")
       => consign, charge -- (give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage")

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