Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "shack": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. small crude shelter used as a dwelling;
[syn: hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty]


VERB (2)

1. make one's home in a particular place or community;
- Example: "may parents reside in Florida"
[syn: reside, shack, domicile, domiciliate]

2. move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly;
- Example: "John trailed behind his class mates"
- Example: "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart"
[syn: trail, shack]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shack \Shack\, v. t. [Prov. E., to shake, to shed. See Shake.] 1. To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest. [Prov. Eng.] --Grose. [1913 Webster] 2. To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. To wander as a vagabond or a tramp. [Prev.Eng.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shack \Shack\, n. [Cf. Shack, v. i.] a small simple dwelling, usually having only one room and of flimsy construction; a hut; a shanty; a cabin. [Colloq.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shack \Shack\, n. [Cf. Scot. shag refuse of barley or oats.] 1. The grain left after harvest or gleaning; also, nuts which have fallen to the ground. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. Liberty of winter pasturage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a tramp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] --Forby. [1913 Webster] All the poor old shacks about the town found a friend in Deacon Marble. --H. W. Beecher. [1913 Webster] These miserable shacks are so low that their occupants cannot stand erect. --D. C. Worcester. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Common of shack (Eng.Law), the right of persons occupying lands lying together in the same common field to turn out their cattle to range in it after harvest. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shack n 1: small crude shelter used as a dwelling [syn: hovel, hut, hutch, shack, shanty] v 1: make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida" [syn: reside, shack, domicile, domiciliate] 2: move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly; "John trailed behind his class mates"; "The Mercedes trailed behind the horse cart" [syn: trail, shack]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "shack": Nissen hut, Quonset hut, booth, box, bum, cabin, caboose, camp, cot, cottage, crib, derelict, drifter, dump, floater, garrote, gatehouse, hobo, hovel, hut, hutch, kiosk, lean-to, lodge, outbuilding, outhouse, pavilion, sentry box, shanty, shed, stall, street arab, tollbooth, tollhouse, tramp, traveler