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meanings of pawn


  1. The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, and attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
  2. Alternative form of paan.
  3. A pawnshop; pawnbroker.
  4. An instance of pawning something.
  5. The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
  6. A gallery.
  7. An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.
  8. Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end.


  1. To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.
  2. To pledge; to stake or wager.
  3. Alternative form of pwn.

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