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Definition 1: borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan - [noun denoting act]

(pawn is a kind of ...) obtaining funds from a lender

Definition 2: (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank - [noun denoting artifact]

(pawn is a kind of ...) any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

(pawn belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 3: a person used by another to gain an end - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pawn in the sense of this definition

(pawn is a kind of ...) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"my invaluable assistant" "they hired additional help to finish the work"

Definition 4: an article deposited as security - [noun denoting possession]

(pawn is a kind of ...) a deposit of personal property as security for a debt

"his saxophone was in pledge"

Definition 5: leave as a guarantee in return for money - [verb of possession]

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

  • pawn your grandfather's gold watch

Synonyms for pawn in the sense of this definition

(pawn is a kind of ...) give over to another for care or safekeeping

"consign your baggage"

(pawn belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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