hook vs snare what difference

what is difference between hook and snare

English

Etymology

From Middle English hoke, from Old English hōc, from Proto-West Germanic *hōk, from Proto-Germanic *hōkaz, variant of *hakô (hook), probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kog-, *keg-, *keng- (peg, hook, claw).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ho͝ok, IPA(key): /hʊk/
  • (sometimes in Northern England, otherwise obsolete) enPR: ho͞ok IPA(key): /huːk/
  • Rhymes: -ʊk

Noun

hook (plural hooks)

  1. A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.
  2. A barbed metal hook used for fishing; a fishhook.
  3. Any of various hook-shaped agricultural implements such as a billhook.
  4. The curved needle used in the art of crochet.
  5. The part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
  6. A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, for example, g and j.
  7. A tie-in to a current event or trend that makes a news story or editorial relevant and timely.
  8. A snare; a trap.
  9. (in the plural) The projecting points of the thighbones of cattle; called also hook bones.
  10. (informal) Removal or expulsion from a group or activity.
  11. (agriculture) A field sown two years in succession.
  12. (authorship) A brief, punchy opening statement intended to get attention from an audience, reader, or viewer, and make them want to continue to listen to a speech, read a book, or watch a play.
  13. (narratology) A gimmick or element of a creative work intended to be attention-grabbing for the audience; a compelling idea for a story that will be sure to attract people’s attention.
  14. (bridge, slang) A finesse.
  15. (card games, slang) A jack (the playing card).
  16. (geography) A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end, such as Sandy Hook in New Jersey.
  17. (music) A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song.
  18. (nautical, informal) A ship’s anchor.
  19. (programming) Part of a system’s operation that can be intercepted to change or augment its behaviour.
    Synonym: endpoint
    • 2015, Rachel Alt-Simmons, Agile by Design (page 182)
      In lieu of those unneeded hooks, write code to fail fast and prevent gaps from becoming a problem.
  20. (Scrabble) An instance of playing a word perpendicular to a word already on the board, adding a letter to the start or the end of the word to form a new word.
  21. (typography) a diacritical mark shaped like the upper part of a question mark, as in .
  22. (typography, rare) a háček.
    • 2003, Language Issues XV–XVIII, page 36
      Common diacritics in Slavonic language are the hook ˇ (as in haček – Czech for ‘hook’) and the stroke ´ (robić – Polish for ‘do/make’).
    • 2003, David Adams, The Song and Duet Texts of Antonín Dvořák, page 168
      In Czech, palatalization is normally indicated by the symbol ˇ, called haček or “hook.”
    • 2004, Keesing’s Record of World Events L:i–xii, page unknown
      In detailing the proposed shortening of the Czech Republic to Česko…the hook (hacek) erroneously appeared over the letter “e” instead of the “C”.
  23. Senses relating to sports.
    1. (baseball) A curveball.
    2. (basketball) a basketball shot in which the offensive player, usually turned perpendicular to the basket, gently throws the ball with a sweeping motion of his arm in an upward arc with a follow-through which ends over his head. Also called hook shot.
    3. (bowling) A ball that is rolled in a curved line.
    4. (boxing) a type of punch delivered with the arm rigid and partially bent and the fist travelling nearly horizontally mesially along an arc
    5. (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc, hitting the ball high in the air to the leg side, often played to balls which bounce around head height.
    6. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. (See draw, slice, fade.)
  24. (Canada, Australia, military) Any of the chevrons denoting rank.
  25. (slang) A prostitute.
    Synonym: hooker
    • 1983, G. W. Levi Kamel, Downtown Street Hustlers (page 160)
      I was talkin’ to a couple of the ‘hooks’ (female prostitutes) I know.
  26. (Britain, slang, obsolete) A pickpocket.
    • 1885, Michael Davitt, Leaves from a Prison Diary (page 18)
      He preceded me to Dartmoor, where I found his fame even more loudly trumpeted than ever, especially by Manchester “hooks” (pickpockets), who boast of being the rivals of the “Cocks,” or Londoners, in the art of obtaining other people’s property without paying for it.
    • 2003, David W. Maurer, Whiz Mob: A Correlation of the Technical Argot of Pickpockets with Their Behavior Pattern (page 58)
      “Everybody’s a tool over there. Everybody’s a hook, except them four guys on the points of the compass. They are eight or ten strong over there.” But all professional pickpockets, however expert or however clumsy, operate on the basis of the situation just outlined.

Hyponyms

  • grappling hook

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

References

  • Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. Template:isbn

Verb

hook (third-person singular simple present hooks, present participle hooking, simple past and past participle hooked)

  1. (transitive) To attach a hook to.
  2. (transitive) To catch with a hook (hook a fish).
  3. (transitive) To work yarn into a fabric using a hook; to crochet.
  4. (transitive) To insert in a curved way reminiscent of a hook.
  5. (transitive) To ensnare or obligate someone, as if with a hook.
  6. (Britain, US, slang, archaic) To steal.
  7. (transitive) To connect (hook into, hook together).
  8. (usually in passive) To make addicted; to captivate.
  9. (cricket, golf) To play a hook shot.
  10. (rugby) To succeed in heeling the ball back out of a scrum (used particularly of the team’s designated hooker).
  11. (field hockey, ice hockey) To engage in the illegal maneuver of hooking (i.e., using the hockey stick to trip or block another player)
  12. (soccer) To swerve a ball; kick a ball so it swerves or bends.
  13. (intransitive, slang) To engage in prostitution.
  14. (Scrabble) To play a word perpendicular to another word by adding a single letter to the existing word.
  15. (bridge, slang) To finesse.
  16. (transitive) To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
  17. (intransitive) To move or go with a sudden turn.

Derived terms

  • hooker
  • hook up

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Khoo, OHKO

Indonesian

Etymology

  • From Dutch hoek (corner, angle), from Middle Dutch hoec, huoc, from Old Dutch *huok, from Proto-Germanic *hōkaz (hook), from Proto-Indo-European *kog-, *keg-, *keng- (peg, hook, claw).
  • The hyper-correction influenced by the cognate English hook.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhʊk̚]

Noun

hook (first-person possessive hookku, second-person possessive hookmu, third-person possessive hooknya)

  1. (colloquial) alternative form of huk (land or building at the corner).


English

Etymology

From Middle English snare, from Old English snearu, sneare (a string; cord), from Proto-Germanic *snarhǭ (a sling; loop; noose). Cognate with Old Norse snara. Also related to German Schnur and Dutch snaar, snoer.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /snɛəɹ/, /snɛɹ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /snɛə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)

Noun

snare (plural snares)

  1. A trap (especially one made from a loop of wire, string, or leather).
    • 1943, Graham Greene, The Ministry of Fear, London: Heinemann, 1960, Book Three, Chapter One, pp. 196-197,[1]
      He [] watched Beavis’s long-toothed mouth open and clap to like a rabbit snare.
    • 2013, Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, New York: Knopf, 2014, Chapter 18, p. 332,[2]
      He felt a snare tightening around his throat; he gasped and threw a leg out of the bed, where it jerked for a second or two, thumping the steel frame, and died.
  2. A mental or psychological trap.
    • c. 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1, Act IV, Scene 2,[3]
      If thou retire, the Dauphin, well appointed,
      Stands with the snares of war to tangle thee:
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Exodus 23.33,[4]
      [] if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, London: W. Taylor, p. 193,[5]
      [] and I had now liv’d two Years under these Uneasinesses, which indeed made my Life much less comfortable than it was before; as may well be imagin’d by any who know what it is to live in the constant Snare of the Fear of Man []
    • 1865, Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters, Chapter ,[6]
      [] riches are a great snare.”
    • 1978, Jan Morris, Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Part One, Chapter 9, p. 173,[7]
      They were devious war aims, and Allenby’s campaign was fought with a maximum of snare and subterfuge.
  3. (veterinary) A loop of cord used in obstetric cases, to hold or to pull a fetus from the mother animal.
  4. (surgery) A similar looped instrument formerly used to remove tumours etc.
  5. (music) A set of stiff wires held under tension against the lower skin of a drum to create a rattling sound.
  6. (music) A snare drum.

Translations

Verb

snare (third-person singular simple present snares, present participle snaring, simple past and past participle snared)

  1. (transitive) To catch or hold, especially with a loop.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To ensnare.

Translations

Related terms

  • ensnare
  • snare drum
  • snare-picture
  • snarl

Anagrams

  • Naser, Nears, RNase, Saner, Serna, eRNAs, earns, ernas, nares, nears, reans, saner

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English sneare, snearu, from Proto-West Germanic *snarhā, from Proto-Germanic *snarhǭ.

Alternative forms

  • snaare, snarr, snarre

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsnaːr(ə)/

Noun

snare (plural snares)

  1. A trap for catching animals.
  2. A noose or snare (rope loop)
  3. (figuratively) A temptation or peril.
Related terms
  • snaren
  • snarl
Descendants
  • English: snare
  • Scots: snare
References
  • “snāre, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

Verb

snare

  1. Alternative form of snaren

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse snara.

Noun

snare f or m (definite singular snara or snaren, indefinite plural snarer, definite plural snarene)

  1. a snare
  2. a trap
    Synonym: felle

Verb

snare (present tense snarer, past tense snara or snaret, past participle snara or snaret)

  1. (transitive) to catch in a snare

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective

snare

  1. inflection of snar:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

References

  • “snare” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • Arnes, Ernas, anser, ranes, rasen, rensa, saner

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse snara (a snare), from Proto-Germanic *snarhǭ. Cognate with English snare.

Alternative forms

  • (noun): Snara, Snora, snara, snora, snoru (obsolete forms and spellings)
  • (verb): snara (split and a-infinitives)

Noun

snare f (definite singular snara, indefinite plural snarer, definite plural snarene)

  1. a snare
  2. a trap
    Synonym: felle
Derived terms
  • rennesnare

Verb

snare (present tense snarar, past tense snara, past participle snara, passive infinitive snarast, present participle snarande, imperative snar)

  1. (transitive) to catch in a snare
  2. (transitive) to ensnare

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective

snare

  1. inflection of snar:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

References

  • “snare” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • Arnes, Ernas, ensar, naser, rasen, saner

Swedish

Adjective

snare

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of snar.

Anagrams

  • Arnes, Enars, Ernas, anser, arens, enars, erans, rasen, reans, renas, rensa, resan

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