Crossword clues for punch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Punch \Punch\, n. [Abbrev, fr. punchinello.] The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
Punch and Judy, a puppet show in which a comical little hunchbacked Punch, with a large nose, engages in altercation with his wife Judy.
Punch \Punch\, n. [Abbrev. fr. puncheon.]
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.
(Pile Driving) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
Bell punch. See under Bell.
Belt punch (Mach.), a punch, or punch pliers, for making holes for lacings in the ends of driving belts.
Punch press. See Punching machine, under Punch, v. i.
Punch pliers, pliers having a tubular, sharp-edged steel punch attached to one of the jaws, for perforating leather, paper, and the like.
Punch \Punch\, n. [Hind. p[=a]nch five, Skr. pa?can. So called because composed of five ingredients, viz., sugar, arrack, spice, water, and lemon juice. See Five.] 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.
Milk punch, a sort of punch made with spirit, milk, sugar, spice, etc.
Punch bowl, a large bowl in which punch is made, or from which it is served.
Roman punch, a punch frozen and served as an ice.
Punch \Punch\, n. A thrust or blow. [Colloq.]
Punch \Punch\, v. t. [OE. punchen, perhaps the same word as E. punish: or cf. E. bunch.] To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.
Punch \Punch\, n. [Prov. E. Cf. Punchy.]
A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
I . . . did hear them call their fat child punch, which pleased me mightily, that word being become a word of common use for all that is thick and short.
One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.
Punch \Punch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punched; p. pr. & vb. n. Punching.] [From Punch, n., a tool; cf. F. poin[,c]onner.] To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.
Punching machine, or Punching press, a machine tool for punching holes in metal or other material; -- called also punch press.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
the puppet show star, 1709, shortening of Punchinello (1666), from Italian (Neapolitan) Pollecinella, Pollecenella, diminutive of pollecena "turkey pullet," probably in allusion to his big nose. The phrase pleased as punch apparently refers to his unfailing triumph over enemies. The comic weekly of this name was published in London from 1841.
"pointed tool for making holes or embossing," late 14c., short for puncheon (mid-14c.), from Old French ponchon, poinchon "pointed tool, piercing weapon," from Vulgar Latin *punctionem (nominative *punctio) "pointed tool," from past participle stem of Latin pungere "to prick" (see pungent). From mid-15c. as "a stab, thrust;" late 15c. as "a dagger." Meaning "machine for pressing or stamping a die" is from 1620s.
type of mixed drink, 1630s, traditionally since 17c. said to derive from Hindi panch "five," in reference to the number of original ingredients (spirits, water, lemon juice, sugar, spice), from Sanskrit panchan-s, from pancha "five" (see five). But there are difficulties (see OED), and connection to puncheon (n.1) is not impossible.
"a quick blow with the fist," by 1570s, probably from punch (v.). In early use also of blows with the foot or jabs with a staff or club. Originally especially of blows that sink in to some degree ("... whom he unmercifully bruises and batters from head to foot: here a slap in the chaps, there a black eye, now a punch in the stomach, and then a kick on the breech," "Monthly Review," 1763). Figurative sense of "forceful, vigorous quality" is recorded from 1911. To beat (someone) to the punch in the figurative sense is from 1915, a metaphor from boxing (attested by 1913). Punch line (also punch-line) is from 1915 (originally in popular-song writing); punch-drunk is from 1915 (alternative form slug-nutty is from 1933).
"to thrust, push; jostle;" also, "prod, to drive (cattle, etc.) by poking and prodding," late 14c., from Old French ponchonner "to punch, prick, stamp," from ponchon "pointed tool, piercing weapon" (see punch (n.1)). Meaning "to pierce, emboss with a tool" is from early 15c.; meaning "to stab, puncture" is from mid-15c. To punch a ticket, etc., is from mid-15c. To punch the clock "record one's arrival at or departure from the workplace using an automated timing device" is from 1900. Related: Punched; punching.\n\nPerhaps you are some great big chief, who has a lot to say.\n
Who lords it o'er the common herd who chance to come your way;\n
Well, here is where your arrogance gets a dreadful shock,\n
When you march up, like a private, salute, and PUNCH THE CLOCK.\n
[from "Punch the Clock," by "The Skipper," "The Commercial Telegraphers' Journal," May 1912]\nSpecialized sense "to hit with the fist" first recorded 1520s. Compare Latin pugnare "to fight with the fists," from a root meaning "to pierce, sting." In English this was probably influenced by punish; "punch" or "punsch" for "punish" is found in documents from 14c.-15c.:\n\npunchyth me, Lorde, and spare my blyssyd wyff Anne.
[Coventry Mystery Plays, late 15c.]\nTo punch (someone) out "beat up" is from 1971.
Etymology 1 n. (context countable English) A hit or strike with one's fist. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To strike with one's fist. 2 (context transitive of cattle English) To herd#Verb. 3 (context transitive English) To operate (a device or system) by depressing a button, key, bar, or pedal, or by similar means. 4 (context transitive English) To enter (information) on a device or system. 5 (context transitive English) To hit (a ball or similar object) with less than full force. 6 (context transitive English) To make holes in something (qualifier: rail ticket, leather belt, etc) 7 To thrust against; to poke. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context countable English) A device, generally slender and round, used for creating holes in thin material, for driving an object through a hole in a containing object, or to stamp or emboss a mark or design on a surface. 2 (context countable English) A mechanism for punching holes in paper or other thin material. 3 (context countable English) A hole or opening created with a punch 4 (context piledriving English) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly. 5 A prop, as for the roof of a mine. vb. 1 To employ a punch to create a hole in or stamp or emboss a mark on something. 2 To mark a ticket. Etymology 3
n. (context uncountable English) A beverage, generally containing a mixture of fruit juice and some other beverage, often alcoholic.
Punch, or The London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 1850s, when it helped to coin the term " cartoon" in its modern sense as a humorous illustration.
After the 1940s, when its circulation peaked, it went into a long decline, closing in 1992. It was revived in 1996, but closed again in 2002.
Punch may refer to:
Punch is the term for a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice. The drink was introduced from India to the United Kingdom in the early seventeenth century, and from there its use spread to other countries. Punch is typically served at parties in large, wide bowls, known as punch bowls. Sangria is a kind of punch.
A punch is a striking blow with the fist. It is used in some martial arts and combat sports, most notably boxing where it is the only type of offensive technique allowed. In sports, hand wraps or other padding such as gloves may be used to protect athletes and practitioners from injuring themselves.
The use of punches varies between different martial arts and combat sports. Styles such as boxing or Russian fist fighting use punches alone, while others such as kickboxing or karate may use punches along with kicks. Others such as wrestling and judo do not use punches at all. There are many types of punches and as a result, different styles encompass varying types of punching techniques.
In numismatics, a punch is an intermediate used in the process of manufacturing coins.
A punch has its design in cameo, much like on the coins themselves. Prior to the use of punches, each die was individually engraved and when a die wore out, another one had to be engraved to replace it, and the exact design of the worn die was lost. The punch step greatly reduced the amount of effort needed, as a single punch could be used to create multiple dies. Early on, punches generally contained only the primary design of the coin, e.g. the portrait, and secondary details (legend, rim head, etc.) were hand-engraved onto each die until the matrix step was developed.
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Punch is the name of two brands of cigars, one produced on the island of Cuba for Habanos SA, the Cuban state-owned tobacco company, and the other produced in Honduras for General Cigar Company.
A punch is a hard metal rod with a shaped tip at one end and a blunt butt end at the other, which is usually struck by a hammer. Typically, woodworkers use a ball-peen hammer to strike a punch. Punches are used to drive objects, such as nails, or to form an impression of the tip on a workpiece. Decorative punches may also be used to create a pattern or even form an image.
Punch (1873–1894) was an illustrated conservative Danish satirical magazine modelled on the English Punch.
Punch is a 2011 South Korean coming-of-age film directed by Lee Han about the budding mentor-mentee relationship forged between a rebellious high school student from a poor household ( Yoo Ah-in) and his meddlesome homeroom teacher who moves in next door ( Kim Yoon-seok).
It is based on the bestselling novel Wandeuk by Kim Ryeo-ryeong, which has sold more than 700,000 copies since it was published in 2008.
Punch is a 2014–2015 South Korean television series starring Kim Rae-won, Kim Ah-joong, Cho Jae-hyun, Seo Ji-hye and On Joo-wan. It aired on SBS from 15 December 2014 to 17 February 2015 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 19 episodes.
Punch is the debut album by Punch Brothers. It was released by Nonesuch Records on February 26, 2008.
The centerpiece of the album is mandolinist Chris Thile's ambitious four movement suite, "The Blind Leaving the Blind." Thile says the piece was written in part to deal with his divorce of 2004. It was composed over the course of a year and a half using Finale composition software. About 30% of the composition involves some improvisation, "like a jazz lead sheet or a written out fiddle tune." Chris Thile has said that his goal was "to fuse the formal disciplines of jazz or classical composition with the vibrancy of bluegrass or folk music song writing." The remainder of the album was co-written by the entire band.
This album, like the group's previous effort How to Grow a Woman from the Ground, was recorded live, with only minimal use of multi-track.
Punch is an American punk rock band that formed in 2006. The San Francisco-based band's lyrics discuss topics such as veganism, feminism and addiction, and also shares members with the bands Loma Prieta and Living Eyes. Punch co-released several EPs and LPs through local indie labels 625 Thrashcore and Discos Huelga before signing to Jacob Bannon's ( Converge, Supermachiner) label Deathwish Inc. in 2011.
Punch guitarist Kieth began writing for the band's third studio album in late 2013, and the full group came together in early 2014. Punch entered the studio with Jack Shirley ( Deafheaven, Joyce Manor) and recorded a new album in three days in March/April 2014. Vocalist Meghan O'Neil described the band's mindset while writing the album: "This may sound weird, but we came into this one differently by saying to ourselves 'this is going to be our best record.' Just believing that and putting the extra time in to practice and tweak the songs. I also slightly changed my vocal approach and was happy with the results." The album, titled They Don't Have to Believe, was released on August 19, 2014 through Deathwish. O'Neil said the title was derived from Kathleen Hanna's ( Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) speech at the end of the 2013 documentary film The Punk Singer. She said the title is "an ode to being unapologetically yourself," and in the film's speech, Hanna said: "she doesn't expect everyone to understand or believe in feminism or her personal battle with illness, but they should have to stay out of her way." They Don't Have to Believe was well received by music critics, and peaked at number 50 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.
Only a couple of weeks after the release of They Don't Have to Believe, O'Neil left the band in September 2014. After Punch, O'Neil joined a new band called Super Unison (named after a Drive Like Jehu song) in late 2014, and released a self-titled EP in May 2015.
Usage examples of "punch".
It will set afire any flammable material around the hole that it punches, including human fat.
Ray saw Keene set his jaw and knew what he was thinking: no one could mix grandiosity and arrogance like Fredrick Van Alman and, yes, sometimes you wanted to punch out his lights.
Keene set his jaw and knew what he was thinking: no one could mix grandiosity and arrogance like Fredrick Van Alman and, yes, sometimes you wanted to punch out his lights.
She punched the button, then reached for her purse and the antacid tablets.
Next he punched the tapered tip of clear plastic tube about an inch in diameter through the aortic wall.
And he insisted on making amends for his imposture the day before an imposture, he pointed out, that had singularly failed due to their collective skills by ordering bumpers of arrack punch.
That you got yon man to dog me all night, put a tot in every one of my pints, drown me with arrack punch, leave me with a whore?
In the morning, she wearily dragged herself from bed, punched air-holes in a bandbox, and stuffed the drugged and heavy cat inside.
Before the bandaging began I took care to make them swallow a good dose of punch, and, then we proceeded to play.
After they had swallowed a few oysters and drank one or two glasses of punch, which they liked amazingly, I begged Emilie to give me an oyster with her lips.
He punched in the coordinates and blinked and fired and felt the shiftings and he was seated in a luxurious chair in a comfortable room.
Cat lunged for the yoke as Bluey turned his attention to the loran, punching in another set of coordinates.
He had his hands to his eyes doing the boohoo thing, and I guess I threw all my fear and frustration into the punch.
The jaw that Harry had punched was equal in size to the cheek where Bradden kept his tobacco cud.
His hard punches drove Brye back, until the older man reeled away, his face buried in his arms.