hitch vs preventive what difference

what is difference between hitch and preventive

English

Etymology

Probably from Middle English hicchen, hytchen, icchen (to move; to move as with a jerk), of obscure origin. Lacks cognates in other languages. Compare itch, hike.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɪtʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃ

Noun

hitch (plural hitches)

  1. A sudden pull.
  2. Any of various knots used to attach a rope to an object other than another rope.
  3. A fastener or connection point, as for a trailer.
  4. (informal) A problem, delay or source of difficulty.
  5. A hidden or unfavorable condition or element.
    Synonym: catch
  6. (military, slang) A period of time spent in the military.
    • 2004, June 3, Stephen J. Hedges & Mike Dorning, Chicago Tribune; Orlando Sentinel; page pg. A.1
      U.S. TROOPS FACE LONGER ARMY HITCH; SOLDIERS BOUND FOR IRAQ, … WILL BE RETAINED

Hyponyms

  • Magnus hitch
  • midshipman’s hitch
  • rigger’s hitch
  • rolling hitch
  • taut-line hitch
  • tent-line hitch

Translations

Verb

hitch (third-person singular simple present hitches, present participle hitching, simple past and past participle hitched)

  1. (transitive) To pull with a jerk.
  2. (transitive) To attach, tie or fasten.
    Synonyms: affix, join, put together; see also Thesaurus:join
  3. (informal) To marry oneself to; especially to get hitched.
    Synonyms: splice, wed; see also Thesaurus:marry
  4. (informal, transitive) Clipping of hitchhike, to thumb a ride.
  5. (intransitive) To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
    • atoms [] which at length hitched together
  6. (intransitive) To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; said of something obstructed or impeded.
    • To ease themselves [] by hitching into another place.
  7. (Britain) To strike the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Translations

Derived terms

  • hitch one’s wagon to a star
  • unhitch
  • unhitched

Further reading

  • hitch on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • List of hitch knots on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References



English

Alternative forms

  • preventative

Etymology

prevent +‎ -ive

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹɪˈvɛntɪv/

Adjective

preventive (comparative more preventive, superlative most preventive)

  1. Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.
  2. Carried out to deter military aggression.
  3. Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.
  4. (obsolete) Going before; preceding.
    • 1678, Ralph Cudworth, The True Intellectual System of the Universe
      Any previous counsel or preventive understanding.

Translations

Noun

preventive (plural preventives)

  1. (dated) A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.
  2. (nonstandard) A thing that slows the development of an illness.
  3. A contraceptive, especially a condom.

Usage notes

  • Although not a rule, many speakers prefer to use preventive in adjective senses and preventative in noun senses.[1]

Italian

Adjective

preventive

  1. feminine plural of preventivo

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