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Definition 1: one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates - [noun denoting animal]

(horn is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(... is a kind of horn ) deciduous horn of a member of the deer family

(... is part of horn) uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle

(... is part of horn) uncastrated adult male sheep

"a British term is `tup'"

(... is part of horn) any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns

(horn is made of the substance ...) rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

Definition 2: any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn - [noun denoting animal]

(horn is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

Definition 3: a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for horn in the sense of this definition

(horn is a kind of ...) a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece

Definition 4: a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for horn in the sense of this definition

(horn is a kind of ...) a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece

(... is a kind of horn ) an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake

Definition 5: an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound - [noun denoting artifact]

(horn is a kind of ...) a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

(... is a kind of horn ) a pneumatic horn

(... is a kind of horn ) a warning device consisting of a horn that generates a loud low tone

(... is a kind of horn ) a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles

(... is a kind of horn ) an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ram; used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or a summons; used in synagogues today on solemn occasions

Definition 6: a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for horn in the sense of this definition

(horn is a kind of ...) handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle

(... is part of horn) an ornamented saddle used by cowboys; has a high horn to hold the lariat

Definition 7: a device on an automobile for making a warning noise - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for horn in the sense of this definition

(horn is a kind of ...) a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

(horn is a part of ...) a button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile

(... is part of horn) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 8: a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it - [noun denoting artifact]

(horn is a kind of ...) a device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration

(horn belongs to category ...) a contest with rules to determine a winner

"you need four people to play this game"

Definition 9: a device having the shape of a horn - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • horns at the ends of a new moon
  • the horn of an anvil
  • the cleat had two horns

(horn is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

Definition 10: a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning - [noun denoting communication]

(horn is a kind of ...) an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

Definition 11: the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails - [noun denoting substance]

(horn is a kind of ...) material derived from animals

(... is a kind of horn ) a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets

(... is a kind of horn ) the mottled horny substance of the shell of some turtles

(horn is made of the substance ...) a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves

Definition 12: stab or pierce with a horn or tusk - [verb of contact]

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

  • the rhino horned the explorer

Synonyms for horn in the sense of this definition

(horn is a kind of ...) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

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