Definitions of punch

  1. make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation; " perforate the sheets of paper"
  2. drive forcibly as if by a punch; " the nail punched through the wall"
  3. a tool for making ( usually circular) holes
  4. an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl
  5. deliver a punch to
  6. ( boxing) a blow with the fist; " I gave him a clout on his nose"
  7. deliver a quick blow to; " he punched me in the stomach"
  8. A punch for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc.
  9. A punch for punching holes in sheet metal, having a small conical center to insure correct locating.
  10. A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water ( or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; -- specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.
  11. The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
  12. A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
  13. One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.
  14. To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.
  15. A thrust or blow.
  16. A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.
  17. An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
  18. A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
  19. To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.
  20. To beat or strike.
  21. A for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc.
  22. A for punching holes in sheet metal, having a small conical center to insure correct locating.
  23. A tool for making dents or holes; a drink made of rum, whisky, etc., combined with water, lemonjuice, and sugar; a blow or thrust, especially with the fist.
  24. To perforate or make holes in with a punch; to strike with the fist.
  25. 1. An instrument for making a hole or indentation in some solid material or for driving out a foreign body inserted in a hole in such material. 2. an instrument for extracting the root of a tooth.
  26. Contr. Of PUNCHINELLO.
  27. A beverage of five ingredients, spirit, water, sugar, lemon juice, and spice.
  28. To prick or pierce with something sharp: to perforate with a steel tool.
  29. A tool for stamping or perforating, a kind of awl.
  30. To strike or hit, esp. on the head.
  31. To thrust against.
  32. A drink of spirits and water, sweetened and flavored.
  33. A figure in a puppet- show; buffoon.
  34. A tool for stamping holes; a thrust.
  35. To perforate with a punch; thrust.
  36. To make a hole or indentation in.
  37. Puncher.
  38. A tool or machine for perforating or indenting.
  39. A drink of wine or spirits, sweetened, flavored, and diluted with water.
  40. A blow, thrust, poke, or nudge.
  41. The mock - hero in a comic performance of puppets.
  42. A beverage of Indian origin, consisting originally of five ingredients, spirit, water, sugar, lemon- juice, and spice; spirit diluted with water, sweetened with sugar, and flavoured with lemon juice; whisky diluted with hot water, and sweetened with sugar, called in Scotland toddy.
  43. An iron instrument for stamping or perforating holes.
  44. A blow or thrust.
  45. A thick- set horse; a short fat fellow.
  46. The chief character in a well- known puppet- exhibition; an English journal, with illustrations conceived in a humorous vein, conducted in satire, from a liberal Englishman's standpoint, of the follies and weaknesses of the leaders of public opinion and fashion in modern social life.
  47. To perforate with an iron instrument.
  48. A tool of iron or steel for piercing holes by stamping out a piece.
  49. To perforate or pierce with a steel tool by stamping out a piece.
  50. A stroke or thrust with the fist or with the elbow.
  51. To strike or thrust with the fist or the elbow.
  52. A drink whose use and manufacture was originally obtained from India; a well- known beverage composed of spirit and water, sweetened with sugar, and flavoured with lemon- juice.
  53. A short thick fellow; a stage- puppet, of which punchinello seems to be a diminutive.

Usage examples for punch

  1. Start out with a punch or you'll never get anywhere. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. If you call me Eely again, I'll punch your head. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  3. The children might have been drawn by Du Maurier in Punch long ago, to express a family who were overbred. – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  4. Felicity was as pleased as Punch – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  5. As on the day before, Francis had cleared away the remains of the supper, and brought us our punch – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  6. There was an excitement in this, but when the punch was gone I was very dull. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  7. But I might try to punch it out with your knife, if you put me on your shoulder. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  8. If you do fight Slater, Hardinge, I should certainly commence by giving the chaplain a punch in the eye. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  9. But, then, the captain did not drink Botallack punch while old Mr Donnithorne did, which may to some extent account for the difference in their powers of vision. – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. You've a bruised spot over your left cheek bone that looks like the mark of a punch on the face. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  11. I ought to punch your head." – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  12. The recent run at the Punch and Judy Theater in New York was upon a full size stage, and this was not at all an exception. – More Portmanteau Plays by Stuart Walker
  13. The appearance of Jim Dawlish carrying a steaming bowl of punch seemed to Doris at length the signal for departure, and she rose from the table. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  14. Things were against Punch – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  15. Boss,- I helt out my hand- here's where you git a new son- in- law, and a foreman fer keeps on cow- punch pay. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  16. They endeavored to gain his consent, and assured him that he should want for nothing, and his only work would be, to make punch and say prayers. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  17. The lady's maiden name was Ford; and the parson who sits next to the punch bowl in Hogarth's " Modern Midnight Conversation" was her brother's son. – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi
  18. With a shout of joy the company hurried him to the tavern, seated him before the fire, and put a glass of punch in his hand. – Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4. by Charles M. Skinner
  19. That terrific punch and the iron- calm manner of the man who had dealt it had scared him. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. He is fast for a man of his size and has a terrible right- hand punch – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake