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Definition 1: a small compartment - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pigeonhole in the sense of this definition

(pigeonhole is a kind of ...) a space into which an area is subdivided

Definition 2: a specific (often simplistic) category - [noun denoting cognition]

(pigeonhole is a kind of ...) a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

Definition 3: treat or classify according to a mental stereotype - [verb of cognition]

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

  • I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European

Synonyms for pigeonhole in the sense of this definition

(pigeonhole is a kind of ...) arrange or order by classes or categories

"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Definition 4: place into a small compartment - [verb of contact]

(pigeonhole is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

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