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

2 senses of pigeonhole

Sense 1
pigeonhole -- (a specific (often simplistic) category)
       => category -- (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)

Sense 2
cubbyhole, pigeonhole -- (a small compartment)
       => compartment -- (a space into which an area is subdivided)

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

2 senses of pigeonhole

Sense 1
pigeonhole -- (place into a small compartment)
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 2
pigeonhole, stereotype, stamp -- (treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European")
       => classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate -- (arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?")

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