Make a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word
his first puzzle punned on composers, with answers like “Handel with care” and “Haydn go seek”
a punning riddle
A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings
the pigs were a squeal (if you'll forgive the pun)
a humorous play on words; "I do it for the pun of it"; "his constant punning irritated her"
make a play on words; "Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning"
The pun, or paronomasia, is a form of word play which exploits numerous meanings of a statement, allowing it to be understood in multiple ways for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. ...
Pan is family name originated from China. Pan also is often romanized as Poon, Pun, or Pon. The surname is spelled as Poon or Pun in Hong Kong and Macau, Ban (formerly, Pan) in South Korea and Phan in Vietnam.
A joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused; To tell a pun, to make a play on words
(Puns) A pun is a play on words, usually for comic effect. In Act V, scene 1 at line 167 Demetrius is making fun of an amateur actor who is playing a wall and has just finished a speech. He says, “This is the wittiest partition that ever I heard discourse. ...
(Puns) are not usually considered sound devices but are dependent upon the sound for their meaning. They are a humorous play on words using two words which sound alike but have different meaning. I'd give my soul for a new sole.
double meaning or ambiguity in a word, often employed in a witty way. Puns are often associated with wordplay.
the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.
vt. To contrive to treat an object as if it had a different type, usually by using a union or an expression of the form *(othertype *)&object.
an expression that uses a homonym (two different words spelled identically) to deliver two or more meanings at the same time. For example, "When Professor Fudge asked his graduate students to bring a really good lay to the next class, their collective opinion of the scholar went up a notch."
A clever comical technique, that uses ambiguity (words with double meaning) to add humor. A pun is a word or phrase that can often have several meanings or interpretations. It makes a point more memorable because it is thoughtful and humorous.
a pun occurs when a word is used in such a way as to have more than one meaning; in this way it is a kind of "instant metaphor."
Logical CP/M punch device. The punch device is an output-only device accessed through the PUNCH entry point of the BIOS. In certain implementations, PUN: can be a serial device such as a modem.
a container for cooking; She panicked and --> kilt the hornet with a pun.
a device in which two widely different meanings are drawn out of a single word, usually for comic, playful or witty purposes. (Have a nice trip, see you next fall.)
A figure of speech which involves a play upon words. The Greek term is paronomasia. One of the earliest types of wordplay, the pun is widespread in many literatures and gives rise to a fairly universal form of humour. Puns are very often intended humorously but not always.
A term used to describe a device attached directly to the SCSI bus. Also known as a SCSI ID. As many as eight SCSI devices can be attached to a single SCSI bus, and each must have a unique PUN or ID assigned from 7 to 0. ...
puns are to words what wit is to ideas.
play on words OR a humorous use of a single word or sound with two or more implied meanings; quibble
Usually, the humorous use of a word or phrase to suggest two or more meanings at the same time.
Pound, not normally used in terms of money. More often used when talking about weight.
A play on words that relies on a word’s having more than one meaning or sounding like another word. Shakespeare and other writers use puns extensively, for serious and comic purposes; in Romeo and Juliet (III.i.101), the dying Mercutio puns, "Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man."
A play upon words based upon the multiple meanings of words. example - "Men have become the tools of their tools." Henry David Thoreau After buying a hot-buttered yam from a vendor, the narrator replied, "I yam what I yam." Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man
A figure of speech where a word is used ambiguously, thus invoking two or more of its meanings, often for comic effect.