Synonyms for (noun) shaft

Synonyms: calamus, shaft, quill

Definition: the hollow spine of a feather

Similar words: rib

Definition: a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant


Synonyms: rotating shaft, shaft

Definition: a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

Similar words: rod

Definition: a long thin implement made of metal or wood


Synonyms: shaft

Definition: a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)

Similar words: rod

Definition: a long thin implement made of metal or wood


Synonyms: shaft

Definition: a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel

Similar words: passage

Definition: a way through or along which someone or something may pass


Synonyms: shaft, scape

Definition: (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

Similar words: upright, vertical

Definition: a vertical structural member as a post or stake

Usage: the ball sailed between the uprights


Synonyms: shaft

Definition: a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

Similar words: passageway

Definition: a passage between rooms or between buildings


Synonyms: spear, shaft, lance

Definition: a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

Similar words: arm, weapon, weapon system

Definition: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

Usage: he was licensed to carry a weapon


Synonyms: dick, shaft, tool, cock, pecker, peter, putz, prick

Definition: obscene terms for penis

Similar words: penis, phallus, member

Definition: the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)


Synonyms: diaphysis, shaft

Definition: the main (mid) section of a long bone

Similar words: long bone, os longum

Definition: in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrow


Synonyms: dig, slam, shaft, shot, barb, jibe, gibe

Definition: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

Usage: his parting shot was `drop dead'; she threw shafts of sarcasm; she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Similar words: input, remark, comment

Definition: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

Usage: from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account


Synonyms: shaft

Definition: a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

Similar words: line

Definition: a mark that is long relative to its width

Usage: He drew a line on the chart


Synonyms: beam, beam of light, shaft, shaft of light, ray, ray of light, irradiation, light beam

Definition: a column of light (as from a beacon)

Similar words: light, visible light, visible radiation

Definition: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

Usage: the light was filtered through a soft glass window

Synonyms for (verb) shaft

Synonyms: shaft, screw, cheat, chicane, chouse, jockey

Definition: defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Similar words: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out

Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game


Synonyms: shaft

Definition: equip with a shaft

Similar words: outfit, equip, fit, fit out

Definition: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Usage: The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities