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pun - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'pun' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Pun [ n.]
- A play on words which have the same sound but different meanings; an expression in which two different applications of a word present an odd or ludicrous idea; a kind of quibble or equivocation.
2 . Pun [ v. i.]
- To make puns, or a pun; to use a word in a double sense, especially when the contrast of ideas is ludicrous; to play upon words; to quibble.
3 . Pun [ v. t.]
- To pound.
- To persuade or affect by a pun.

Meaning of 'pun' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . pun [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a humorous play on words
Example in sentence:
  • his constant punning irritated her;
  • I do it for the pun of it
2 . pun [ v]
Meaning (2):
- make a play on words
Example in sentence:
  • Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning