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Definition 1: a figure representing the human form - [noun denoting artifact]

(dummy is a kind of ...) a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

"he made a figure of Santa Claus"

(... is a kind of dummy ) dummy in the form of an artist's jointed model of the human body

(... is a kind of dummy ) a life-size dummy used to display clothes

(... is a kind of dummy ) a wooden dummy into which a ventriloquist projects the voice

Definition 2: a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet - [noun denoting artifact]

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(dummy is a kind of ...) ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

Definition 3: an ignorant or foolish person - [noun denoting person]

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(dummy is a kind of ...) a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Definition 4: a person who does not talk - [noun denoting person]

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(dummy is a kind of ...) a deaf person who is unable to speak

Definition 5: make a dummy of - [verb of creation]

Samples where dummy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dummy up the books that are to be published

Synonyms for dummy in the sense of this definition

(dummy is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

Definition 6: having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dummy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dummy corporation

(dummy is similar to ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

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