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1. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.

Synonyms

  • barb
  • dig
  • comment
  • jibe
  • cheap shot
  • remark
  • input
  • gibe
  • shot

Antonyms

  • defeat
  • open
  • differ
  • disagree

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Shaft

  • redraft
  • staffed
  • kraft
  • krafft
  • graft
  • draught
  • draft
  • craft
  • taft
  • raft
  • laughed
  • daft
  • calfed

Example sentences of the word shaft


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place a comb in and behind the hair at about halfway down the hair shaft.

Quotes containing the word shaft


1. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

2. From Got Luck --"Tell me why we’re doing this again?” Erin asked.“Remember what we learned from Return of the Jedi?”“No. What?”“We learned you can be the most powerful sorcerer in the galaxy but if someone grabs you and throws you down an energy shaft, you die like everybody else.
- Michael Darling

2. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer.

Synonyms

  • line
  • pointer

Antonyms

  • ride
  • nonmember
  • walk

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow).

Synonyms

  • rod
  • thill

Antonyms

  • chaste
  • fatty
  • well

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] the hollow spine of a feather.

Synonyms

  • quill
  • feather
  • plume
  • plumage
  • calamus

Antonyms

  • bright
  • dull
  • dullness
  • light

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.

Synonyms

  • barb
  • trident
  • spearhead
  • spearpoint
  • weapon
  • spear
  • lance
  • assagai
  • spear-point
  • javelin
  • assegai
  • arm

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • close
  • disarm
  • lose

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column.

Synonyms

  • vertical
  • column
  • pillar
  • scape

Antonyms

  • significant
  • intemperate
  • compact
  • indigestible

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator).

Synonyms

  • edifice
  • passageway
  • ventilation shaft
  • elevator shaft
  • building

Antonyms

  • heavy-duty
  • thick
  • absorb
  • follower

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a column of light (as from a beacon).

Synonyms

  • visible radiation
  • low beam
  • light beam
  • sunbeam
  • high beam
  • ray of light
  • light
  • shaft of light
  • laser beam
  • heat ray
  • visible light
  • beam
  • moon-ray
  • beam of light
  • sunray
  • irradiation
  • moon ray
  • ray

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • underdress
  • dress down
  • dirty

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a revolving rod that transmits power or motion.

Synonyms

  • mandril
  • arbor
  • transmission shaft
  • crankshaft
  • driveshaft
  • mandrel
  • spindle
  • rotating mechanism
  • rod
  • camshaft

Antonyms

  • darken
  • ascend
  • rise
  • heavy

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel.

Synonyms

  • downcast
  • tunnel
  • air shaft
  • mine
  • passage

Antonyms

  • sufficient
  • stressed
  • heavy-footed
  • deep

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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