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Definition 1: a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle - [noun denoting artifact]

(shovel is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

(... is a kind of shovel ) a shovel that is operated by hand

(... is a kind of shovel ) a shovel used to sink postholes

(... is a kind of shovel ) the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe

Definition 2: a fire iron consisting of a small shovel used to scoop coals or ashes in a fireplace - [noun denoting artifact]

(shovel is a kind of ...) metal fireside implements

Definition 3: a machine for excavating - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shovel in the sense of this definition

(shovel is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

(... is a kind of shovel ) an excavator whose shovel bucket is attached to a hinged boom and is drawn backward to move earth

(... is a kind of shovel ) a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed

(... is a kind of shovel ) a power shovel that is driven by steam

Definition 4: the quantity a shovel can hold - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for shovel in the sense of this definition

(shovel is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 5: dig with or as if with a shovel - [verb of contact]

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

  • shovel sand
  • he shovelled in the backyard all afternoon long

(shovel is a kind of ...) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

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