3 dicționare găsite pentru puppet
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Puppet \Pup"pet\, n. [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F. poup['e]e a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll, puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.] [Written also poppet.] 1. A small image in the human form; a doll. [1913 Webster] 2. A similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play. [1913 Webster] At the pipes of some carved organ move, The gilded puppets dance. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. One controlled in his action by the will of another; a tool; -- so used in contempt. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mach.) The upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe. [1913 Webster] Puppet master. Same as Puppetman. Puppet play, a puppet show. Puppet player, one who manages the motions of puppets. Puppet show, a mock drama performed by puppets moved by wires. Puppet valve, a valve in the form of a circular disk, which covers a hole in its seat, and opens by moving bodily away from the seat while remaining parallel with it, -- used in steam engines, pumps, safety valves, etc. Its edge is often beveled, and fits in a conical recess in the seat when the valve is closed. See the valves shown in Illusts. of Plunger pump, and Safety valve, under Plunger, and Safety. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
puppet n 1: a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer [syn: marionette] 2: a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else [syn: creature, tool] 3: a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingersDin dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
212 Moby Thesaurus words for "puppet": Charlie McCarthy, Elzevir, Federal, adherent, agate, agent, amanuensis, ancilla, apple-polisher, appliance, ass-licker, baby, backscratcher, backslapper, baggage agent, ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, blocks, bootlick, bootlicker, brown-nose, brownie, business agent, bust, carving, checkerboard, chessboard, cipher, claim agent, clawback, clerk, club, cockhorse, commercial agent, commission agent, consignee, contrivance, courtier, creature, cricket bat, cringer, cue, customer agent, device, disciple, doll, doll carriage, dolly, dud, dummy, duodecimo, dupe, factor, fantoccini, fawner, fed, federal agent, figure, figurehead, figurine, flatterer, flunky, follower, footlicker, freight agent, front, front man, functionary, general agent, gewgaw, gillie, gimcrack, gingerbread man, go-between, golf club, goon, groveler, handmaid, handmaiden, handshaker, hanger-on, helot, henchman, hireling, hobbyhorse, hollow man, implement, instrument, insurance agent, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jack-in-the-box, jackal, jacks, jackstones, jackstraw, jackstraws, kickshaw, knickknack, kowtower, lackey, land agent, law agent, lay figure, led captain, lever, lickspit, lickspittle, literary agent, loan agent, man, man of straw, manikin, mannequin, marble, marionette, mealymouth, mechanism, mediator, medium, microcosm, midwife, mig, mini, miniature, minion, minny, model, monument, myrmidon, nebbish, news agent, nobody, nominal head, nonentity, nothing, nullity, official, organ, paper doll, parliamentary agent, passenger agent, patsy, pawn, peon, pick-up sticks, pinwheel, plaything, portrait bust, press agent, purchasing agent, pushover, racket, rag doll, real estate agent, rocking horse, sales agent, satellite, scarecrow, sculpture, secretary, serf, servant, slave, snowman, spaniel, special agent, sport, station agent, statuary, statue, statuette, steelie, steward, stooge, subminiature, suck, sucker, sycophant, taw, teetotum, theatrical agent, thing of naught, thug, ticket agent, timeserver, toad, toady, tool, top, toy, toy soldier, travel agent, trifle, trinket, truckler, tufthunter, twelvemo, vehicle, votary, walking delegate, wax figure, waxwork, whim-wham, wood carving, yes-man, zero
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