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Definition 1: a small cut - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for notch in the sense of this definition

(notch is a kind of ...) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

Definition 2: a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • there were four notches in the handle of his revolver

(notch is a kind of ...) a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)

(... is a kind of notch ) a single notch in a row of notches

"one of the serrations was broken off"

(... is a kind of notch ) one of a series of rounded notches in the fore edge of a book to indicate sections

(... is a kind of notch ) a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall

Definition 3: the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks - [noun denoting object]

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

  • we got through the pass before it started to snow

Synonyms for notch in the sense of this definition

(notch is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(... is a kind of notch ) a pass between mountain peaks

(... is a kind of notch ) a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

(... is a kind of notch ) a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)

(... is an instance of notch) an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions

(... is an instance of notch) a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west

(... is an instance of notch) a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died

(... is an instance of notch) a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India

(... is part of notch) a series of hills or mountains

"the valley was between two ranges of hills" "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"

Definition 4: a V-shaped indentation - [noun denoting shape]

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

  • mandibular notch

(notch is a kind of ...) a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)

(... is a kind of notch ) (anatomy) a notch or small hollow

Definition 5: notch a surface to record something - [verb of communication]

(notch is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

Definition 6: cut or make a notch into - [verb of contact]

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

  • notch the rope

(notch is a kind of ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(... is a kind of notch ) make small marks into the surface of

"score the clay before firing it"

(... is a kind of notch ) notch the edge of or make jagged

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