Let's Compare Pawn and Sell


Pawn may refer to:

pawn n 1: an article deposited as security 2: a person used by another to gain an end [syn: {instrument}, {cat's-paw}] 3: (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 4: borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan v : leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch" [syn: {soak}, {hock}]

120 Moby Thesaurus words for "pawn": Charlie McCarthy, agent, ancilla, appliance, assurance, bail, bishop, bond, borrow, bottomry, castle, chance, chessman, cog, collateral, commonality, commonalty, contrivance, creature, deposit, device, dip, dummy, dupe, earnest, earnest money, escrow, float a loan, flunky, follower, gage, gamble, get a loan, get on credit, go bail, go-between, guarantee, guaranty, handmaid, handmaiden, handsel, hazard, hit one for, hit up, hock, hoi polloi, hostage, hypothecate, impignorate, implement, inferior, instrument, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jeopardize, junior, king, knight, lever, lightweight, lower class, lower orders, mainprise, man, masses, mechanism, mediator, medium, midwife, minion, mortgage, negotiate a loan, organ, piece, pignus, plaything, pledge, plight, pop, post, puppet, put in hock, put in pawn, put up, queen, raise money, recognizance, replevin, replevy, risk, rook, run into debt, second fiddle, secondary, security, servant, slave, spout, stake, stooge, subaltern, subordinate, surety, third stringer, token, token payment, tool, touch, toy, underling, understrapper, undertaking, vadimonium, vadium, vehicle, venture, warrant, yes-man

Pawn \Pawn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pawning}.] 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. [1913 Webster] And pawned the last remaining piece of plate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard. [1913 Webster] Pawning his honor to obtain his lust. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Pawn \Pawn\, n. [OF. pan pledge, assurance, skirt, piece, F. pan skirt, lappet, piece, from L. pannus. See {Pane}.] 1. Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See {Pledge}, n., 1. [1913 Webster] As for mortgaging or pawning, . . . men will not take pawns without use [i. e., interest]. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise. [R.] [1913 Webster] Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown. --Shak. [1913 Webster] As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness. --Donne. [1913 Webster] 3. A stake hazarded in a wager. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] My life I never held but as a pawn To wage against thy enemies. --Shak. [1913 Webster] {In pawn}, {At pawn}, in the state of being pledged. ``Sweet wife, my honor is at pawn.'' --Shak. {Pawn ticket}, a receipt given by the pawnbroker for an article pledged. [1913 Webster]

Pawn \Pawn\, n. [OE. paune, poun, OF. peon, poon, F. pion, LL. pedo a foot soldier, fr. L. pes, pedis, foot. See {Foot}, and cf. {Pioneer}, {Peon}.] (Chess) A man or piece of the lowest rank. [1913 Webster]

Pawn \Pawn\, n. See {Pan}, the masticatory. [1913 Webster]


Sell can refer to:

sell n : the activity of persuading someone to buy; "it was a hard sell" v 1: exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit" [ant: {buy}] 2: be sold at a certain price or in a certain way; "These books sell like hot cakes" 3: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes" [syn: {deal}, {trade}] 4: persuade somebody to accept something; "The French try to sell us their image as great lovers" 5: give up for a price or reward; "She sold her principles for a successful career" 6: deliver to an enemy by treachery; "Judas sold Jesus"; "The spy betrayed his country" [syn: {betray}] 7: be approved of or gain acceptance; "The new idea sold well in certain circles" 8: be responsible for the sale of; "All her publicity sold the products" [also: {sold}]

202 Moby Thesaurus words for "sell": abalienate, advertise, alien, alienate, amortize, argue into, assign, assure, ballyhoo, bark, barter, be convincing, be in, be sold, bequeath, betray, bill, boost, brim, bring, bring home to, bring in, bring over, bring round, bring to reason, brink, build up, bulletin, bunker, captivate, carry, carry conviction, cater, cede, charm, cheat, circularize, clear the trade, close out, coal, command, con, confer, consign, convert, convert into cash, convey, convict, convince, convinced, cross, cry up, cut under, deal in, deceit, deception, deed, deed over, deliver, demise, devolve upon, dispose of, double-cross, draw, draw over, drive home to, dump, edge, effect a sale, enfeoff, establish, exchange, fake, feed, fetch, fill up, flimflam, flog, forage, fringe, fuel, furnish, gain, gain over, gas, gas up, give, give a write-up, give away, give publicity, give title to, gross, hand, hand down, hand on, hand over, handle, hawk, hem, hoax, hook, hook in, inform against, inspire belief, job, lead to believe, liquidate, make a sale, make over, market, merchandise, move, negotiate, net, offer, oil, outtalk, pass, pass on, pass over, peddle, perimeter, periphery, persuade, persuaded, placard, plug, post, post bills, post up, press-agent, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with, promote, provender, provision, publicize, puff, purvey, push, put across, put over, put-on, realize, resell, retail, return, sacrifice, satisfy, sell for, sell off, sell on consignment, sell one on, sell out, sell over, sell retail, sell short, sell up, sell wholesale, selvage, settle, settle on, sham, shop, sign away, sign over, skirt, spiel, spoof, stock, supply, surrender, sway, talk into, talk over, tattle on, tell on, terminate the account, top off, trade, trade in, traffic, traffic in, transfer, transmit, turn into money, turn over, undercut, undersell, unload, vend, verge, victual, wangle, wangle into, wear down, wholesale, win, win over, write up, yield

Sell \Sell\, n. An imposition; a cheat; a hoax. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), v. i. 1. To practice selling commodities. [1913 Webster] I will buy with you, sell with you; . . . but I will not eat with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price. [1913 Webster] {To sell out}, to sell one's whole stock in trade or one's entire interest in a property or a business. [1913 Webster]

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s["a]lja to sell, Dan. s[ae]lge, Goth. saljan to offer a sacrifice; all from a noun akin to E. sale. Cf. {Sale}.] 1. To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money. It is the correlative of buy. [1913 Webster] If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor. --Matt. xix. 21. [1913 Webster] I am changed; I'll go sell all my land. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Sell is corellative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished usually from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; whereas in selling the consideration is usually money, or its representative in current notes. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray. [1913 Webster] You would have sold your king to slaughter. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat. [Slang] --Dickens. [1913 Webster] {To sell one's life dearly}, to cause much loss to those who take one's life, as by killing a number of one's assailants. {To sell} (anything) {out}, to dispose of it wholly or entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in a business. [1913 Webster]

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), n. [F. selle, L. sella, akin to sedere to sit. See {Sit}.] 1. A saddle for a horse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He left his lofty steed with golden self. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A throne or lofty seat. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), n. A cell; a house. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), n. A sill. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), n. Self. [Obs. or Scot.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • pawn: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • pawn: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • pawn: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • pawn: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • pawn: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • pawn: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sell: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • sell: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • sell: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sell: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sell: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sell: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sell: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sell: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sell: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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