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Definition 1: a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for straw in the sense of this definition

(straw is a kind of ...) conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

Definition 2: a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for straw in the sense of this definition

(straw is a kind of ...) yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons

Definition 3: plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder - [noun denoting substance]

(straw is a kind of ...) fiber derived from plants

(... is made of the substance straw) artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

Definition 4: material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for straw in the sense of this definition

(straw is a kind of ...) material derived from plants

(... is a kind of straw ) broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting

Definition 5: spread by scattering ( - [verb of contact]

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

  • straw
  • strew toys all over the carpet

Synonyms for straw in the sense of this definition

(straw is a kind of ...) distribute or disperse widely

"The invaders spread their language all over the country"

(... is a kind of straw ) cover by strewing

(... is a kind of straw ) make a place messy by strewing garbage around

Definition 6: cover or provide with or as if with straw - [verb of contact]

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

  • cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm

(straw is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 7: of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(straw is similar to ...) being or having or characterized by hue

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