Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) pierce (cut or make a way through) "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest"
- S: (v) pierce (move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply) "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students"
- S: (v) pierce (sound sharply or shrilly) "The scream pierced the night"
- S: (v) pierce, thrust (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)
- S: (v) pierce (make a hole into) "The needle pierced her flesh"
- S: (adj) acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp (having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions) "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
- S: (adj) cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating (painful as if caused by a sharp instrument) "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"