Peg Synonyms & Definitions
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• PegDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) A drink of spirits, usually whisky or brandy diluted with soda water.
- (n.) A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.
- (n.) One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.
- (n.) One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.
- (v. i.) To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.
- (n.) A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon.
- (v. t.) To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.
- (n.) A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."
- (v. t.) To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.
• PegaseanDefinition & Meaning in English
- (a.) Of or pertaining to Pegasus, or, figuratively, to poetry.
• PegasusDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) A northen constellation near the vernal equinoctial point. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus.
- (n.) A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates. Several species are known from the East Indies and China.
- (n.) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. On this account he is, in modern times, associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic inspiration.