bunk vs nonsense what difference

what is difference between bunk and nonsense

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bŭngk, IPA(key): /bʌŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋk

Etymology 1

Sense of sleeping berth possibly from Scottish English bunker (seat, bench), origin is uncertain but possibly Scandinavian.
Confer Old Swedish bunke (boards used to protect the cargo of a ship).
See also boarding, flooring and confer bunch.

Noun

bunk (plural bunks)

  1. One of a series of berths or beds placed in tiers.
  2. (nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  3. (military) A cot.
  4. (US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  5. (US, dialect) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman’s sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
Derived terms
  • bunk bed, bunkbed
  • bunkhouse
  • bunkmate
  • bunkspace
Translations

Verb

bunk (third-person singular simple present bunks, present participle bunking, simple past and past participle bunked)

  1. To occupy a bunk.
  2. To provide a bunk.

Derived terms

  • bunk up
Translations

Etymology 2

Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe, from Buncombe County, North Carolina. See bunkum for more.

Noun

bunk (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.

Adjective

bunk (not comparable)

  1. (slang) defective, broken, not functioning properly
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:nonsense
Derived terms
  • debunk
Translations

Etymology 3

19th century, of uncertain origin; perhaps from previous “to occupy a bunk” meaning, with connotations of a hurried departure, as if on a ship.

Verb

bunk (third-person singular simple present bunks, present participle bunking, simple past and past participle bunked)

  1. (Britain) To fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in ‘to bunk off’).
  2. (dated) To expel from a school.
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “bunk”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • bunk in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • knub


English

Alternative forms

  • nonsence (archaic)
  • non-sense

Etymology

From non- (no, none, lack of) +‎ sense, from c. 1610. Compare the semantically similar West Frisian ûnsin (nonsense), Dutch onzin (nonsense), German Unsinn (nonsense), English unsense (nonsense).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnɑnsɛns/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnɒnsəns/
  • Hyphenation: non‧sense
  • Rhymes: -ɒnsɛns, -ɒnsəns

Noun

nonsense (usually uncountable, plural nonsenses)

  1. Letters or words, in writing or speech, that have no meaning or pattern or seem to have no meaning.
  2. An untrue statement.
  3. That which is silly, illogical and lacks any meaning, reason or value; that which does not make sense.
  4. Something foolish.
  5. (literature) A type of poetry that contains strange or surreal ideas, as, for example, that written by Edward Lear.
  6. (biology) A damaged DNA sequence whose products are not biologically active, that is, that does nothing.

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:nonsense
  • Synonyms: falsehood, lie, untruth, absurdity, rubbish, tosh
  • Synonyms: absurdity, silliness, contradiction, stupidity, unreasoning

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

nonsense (third-person singular simple present nonsenses, present participle nonsensing, simple past and past participle nonsensed)

  1. To make nonsense of;
  2. To attempt to dismiss as nonsense; to ignore or belittle the significance of something; to render unimportant or puny.
    Synonyms: belittle, dismiss, pooh-pooh, rubbish
  3. (intransitive) To joke around, to waste time

Adjective

nonsense (comparative more nonsense, superlative most nonsense)

  1. Nonsensical.
  2. (biochemistry) Resulting from the substitution of a nucleotide in a sense codon, causing it to become a stop codon (not coding for an amino-acid).

Translations

Interjection

nonsense

  1. An emphatic rejection of something one has just heard and does not believe or agree with.

Translations

See also

  • missense
  • non-sense

Finnish

Noun

nonsense

  1. nonsense (type of poetry)

Declension


Mauritian Creole

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɒnsɛns/

Etymology

From English nonsense.

Noun

nonsense

  1. nonsense

Alternative forms

  • nonsens

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