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

12 senses of shaft

Sense 1
shaft -- (a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer)
       => line -- (a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart")

Sense 2
shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe -- (an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets")
       => remark, comment, input -- (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account")

Sense 3
shaft -- (a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow))
       => rod -- (a long thin implement made of metal or wood)

Sense 4
beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation -- (a column of light (as from a beacon))
       => light, visible light, visible radiation -- ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window")

Sense 5
diaphysis, shaft -- (the main (mid) section of a long bone)
       => long bone, os longum -- (in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrow)

Sense 6
cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz -- (obscene terms for penis)
       => penis, phallus, member -- (the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism))

Sense 7
spear, lance, shaft -- (a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon)
       => weapon, arm, weapon system -- (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon")

Sense 8
shaft -- (a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator))
       => passageway -- (a passage between rooms or between buildings)

Sense 9
shaft, scape -- ((architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column)
       => upright, vertical -- (a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights")

Sense 10
shaft -- (a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel)
       => passage -- (a way through or along which someone or something may pass)

Sense 11
rotating shaft, shaft -- (a revolving rod that transmits power or motion)
       => rod -- (a long thin implement made of metal or wood)

Sense 12
quill, calamus, shaft -- (the hollow spine of a feather)
       => rib -- (a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant)

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

2 senses of shaft

Sense 1
shaft -- (equip with a shaft)
       => equip, fit, fit out, outfit -- (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities")

Sense 2
cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey -- (defeat someone through trickery or deceit)
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

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