What does punch mean?

Definitions for punch
pʌntʃpunch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word punch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slugnoun

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

  2. punchnoun

    an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

  3. punch, puncherverb

    a tool for making holes or indentations

  4. punch, plugverb

    deliver a quick blow to

    "he punched me in the stomach"

  5. punchverb

    drive forcibly as if by a punch

    "the nail punched through the wall"

  6. punch, perforateverb

    make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation

    "perforate the sheets of paper"

Wiktionary

  1. Punchnoun

    Name of a glove puppet who was the main character used in a Punch and Judy show.

  2. Punchnoun

    Name of a famous satirical magazine

  3. Punchnoun

    Indicates a high level of professionalism because of being a past contributor to the magazine.

  4. Etymology: Shortened form of puncheon, from ponchon, from punctus, perfect passive participle of pungo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Punchnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    The shank of a key the punch cannot strike, because the shank is not forged with substance sufficient; but the drill cuts a true round hole. Joseph Moxon, Mechanical Exercises.

    The West India dry gripes are occasioned by lime juice in punch. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    No brute can endure the taste of strong liquor, and consequently it is against all the rules of hieroglyph to assign those animals as patrons of punch. Jonathan Swift.

    Of rareeshows he sung and punch ’s feats. John Gay.

  2. To PUNCHverb

    To bore or perforate by driving a sharp instrument.

    Etymology: poinçonner, Fr.

    When I was mortal, my anointed body
    By thee was punched full of deadly holes. William Shakespeare.

    By reason of its constitution it continued open, as I have seen a hole punched in leather. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    Your work will sometimes require to have holes punched in it at the forge, you must then make a steel punch, and harden the point of it without tempering. Joseph Moxon.

    The fly may, with the hollow and sharp tube of her womb, punch and perforate the skin of the eruca, and cast her eggs into her body. John Ray, on the Creation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Punchnoun

    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. Punchnoun

    the buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show

  3. Punchnoun

    a short, fat fellow; anything short and thick

  4. Punchnoun

    one of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch

  5. Punchverb

    to thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow

  6. Punchnoun

    a thrust or blow

  7. Punchnoun

    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

  8. Punchnoun

    an extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly

  9. Punchnoun

    a prop, as for the roof of a mine

  10. Punchnoun

    to perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket

  11. Etymology: [Prov. E. Cf. Punchy.]

Freebase

  1. Punch

    Punch, or the London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 50s, when it helped to coin the term "cartoon" in its modern sense as a humorous illustration. It became a British institution, but after the 1940s, when its circulation peaked, it went into a long decline, finally closing in 1992. It was revived in 1996, but closed again in 2002.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Punch

    punsh, n. contr. of Punchinello, a humpbacked, hook-nosed puppet with a squeaking voice, one of the two main actors in the street puppet-show 'Punch and Judy:' Punch, or the London Charivari, the chief illustrated English comic journal (begun 17th July 1841). [Through the influence of prov. Eng. punch, a variant of bunch, thick.]

  2. Punch

    punsh, adj. (prov.) short and fat.—n. a short and fat man: a short-legged, round-bodied horse.—adj. Punch′y. [Prob. a variant of bunch.]

  3. Punch

    punsh, n. a drink of five ingredients—spirit, water, sugar, lemon-juice, and spice.—ns. Punch′-bowl, a large bowl for making punch in; Punch′-lād′le, a ladle for filling glasses from a punch-bowl. [Hind. panch, five—Sans. pancha, five.]

  4. Punch

    punsh, v.t. to prick or pierce with something sharp or blunt: to make a hole in with a steel tool.—n. a tool either blunt, or hollow and sharp-edged, for stamping or perforating: a kind of awl.—n. Punch′er. [A shortened form of puncheon, a tool.]

  5. Punch

    punsh, v.t. to strike or hit: to beat with the fist, as one's head.—n. a stroke or blow with the fist, elbow, &c. [Prob. a corr. of punish.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Punch

    the name of the chief character in a well-known puppet show of Italian origin, and appropriated as the title of the leading English comic journal, which is accompanied with illustrations conceived in a humorous vein and conducted in satire, from a liberal Englishman's standpoint, of the follies and weaknesses of the leaders of public opinion and fashion in modern social life. It was started in 1841 under the editorship of Henry Mayhew and Mark Lemon; and the wittiest literary men of the time as well as the cleverest artists have contributed to its pages, enough to mention of the former Thackeray, Douglas Jerrold, and Tom Hood, and of the latter Doyle, Leech, Tenniel, Du Maurier, and Lindley Sambourne.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PUNCH

    A weekly obituary notice from London, chronicling the death of Humor. Never make a mountain out of a mole-hill--Try gold, silver, copper or radium--there's more in it. Q Charity begins at home--but ends when you reach The Cook. QUACK The Duck family's favorite physician.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. punch

    An iron implement for starting bolts in a little, or for driving them out, called a starting or teeming punch. Also, a well-known sea-drink, now adopted in all countries. It was introduced from the East Indies, and is said to derive its name from panch, the Hindostanee word for five, in allusion to the number of its ingredients. (See BOULEPONGES.)

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Punch

    From the Hindoo panch, five, this beverage being composed of five ingredients: spirit, sugar, lemon juice, spice, and water.

Who Was Who?

  1. Punch

    Husband of Judy and a great favorite with the children, even if he did beat his old wife. Led a hen-pecked life. Traveled in several European countries and spoke all the best-selling languages. His name has been given to a serious London publication.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'punch' in Nouns Frequency: #2830

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of punch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of punch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of punch in a Sentence

  1. Antony Blinken:

    You can't help but see these images as a punch to the gut.

  2. Etan Bednarsh:

    Putting two men together on the kiss cam isn't a punch line. I want to keep coming to games. Please stop doing this.

  3. Janice Dickinson:

    I wanted to hit Bill Cosby, I wanted to punch Bill Cosby in the face.

  4. R. Buckminster Fuller:

    Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.

  5. James Williams:

    It has virtual Floyd teaching you first how to throw a punch in the right way, taking you through different punch combinations, teaching you how to duck, bob, and weave, and essentially coaching you throughout that workout, all the while getting a cardio, high intensity workout.

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  • خرامةArabic
  • cop de punyCatalan, Valencian
  • děrovačka, důlčíkCzech
  • Schwung, Locher, Bowle, abstempeln, Faustschlag, Lochzange, Punsch, Lochung, [[mit]] [[der]] [[Faust]] [[schlagen]], lochenGerman
  • μπουνιάGreek
  • pugnobato, pugnobatiEsperanto
  • taladrar, puñete, perforadora, punzonar, perforar, dar un puñetazo, picar, puñetazo, sacabocado, poncheSpanish
  • isku, rei'itin, iskunappula, nyrkinisku, reikä, nyrkillä, rei'ittää, tuupata, tuurna, rei'ittäjä, lävistin, booli, läpi, nappia, leimata, naputellaFinnish
  • poinçonneuse, poinçonnage, poinçonner, pointeau, coup de poing, poinçon, punchFrench
  • מדגשHebrew
  • ütés, puncs, üt, lyukaszt, energiaHungarian
  • պունշArmenian
  • dare un pugnoItalian
  • パンチ, 勢い, 穴開け, 殴打, 穴開け器, 穴, 穿孔, 殴るJapanese
  • დარტყმა, ჩარტყმაGeorgian
  • panihi, moto, pokapokaMāori
  • panċMaltese
  • punsjNorwegian
  • punchDutch
  • punsjNorwegian Nynorsk
  • punsjNorwegian
  • skasować, otwór, cios, dziurkacz, poncz, kop, dziurkaPolish
  • soco, perfuradora, murro, ponche, esmurrar, perfurar, socarPortuguese
  • энергия, дырокол, удар, кернер, пуншRussian
  • punčSerbo-Croatian
  • grushtim, bularës, grusht, shpues, shpoj, grushtoj, shënojAlbanian
  • slag, hålslagare, bål, slåSwedish
  • hokaTonga (Tonga Islands)
  • römapöjin, pöjinVolapük

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