• Pawn Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
  2. (n.) A stake hazarded in a wager.
  3. (v. t.) To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
  4. (n.) Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
  5. (n.) See Pan, the masticatory.
  6. (n.) A man or piece of the lowest rank.
  7. (v. t.) To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn ones watch.

Cats-paw, Hock, Instrument, Soak,

• Pawnbroking Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The business of a pawnbroker.

• Pawnees Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians (called also Loups) who formerly occupied the region of the Platte river, but now live mostly in the Indian Territory. The term is often used in a wider sense to include also the related tribes of Rickarees and Wichitas. Called also Pani.