Definitions of pawn

  1. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
  2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
  3. To give as security for a loan.
  4. To give in pledge.
  5. To pledge ( personal property), as security for Pawl and Ratcha loan.
  6. give as a guarantee
  7. To give or deposit in pledge. In pawn, the state of being pledged.
  8. To pledge or give in pledge; to deposit as a security.
  9. ( chess) the least powerful chessman; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
  10. ( chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank
  11. leave as a guarantee in return for money; " pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
  12. See Pan, the masticatory.
  13. A man or piece of the lowest rank.
  14. Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
  15. State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
  16. A stake hazarded in a wager.
  17. Something given in pledge for security; state of being so pledged; a piece at chess.
  18. Something given as security for the repayment of money.
  19. A common piece in chess.
  20. A pledge deposited as security; smallest piece in chess.
  21. Something pledged as security for a loan.
  22. A chessman of lowest rank.
  23. A common piece at chess.
  24. Any movable property deposited as security for the repayment of a loan of money; a pledge.
  25. A common man at chess.
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