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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chahyn]
    • /tʃaɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chahyn]
    • /tʃaɪn/

Definitions of chining word

  • noun chining the backbone or spine, especially of an animal. 1
  • noun chining the whole or a piece of the backbone of an animal with adjoining parts, cut for cooking. 1
  • noun chining a ridge or crest, as of land. 1
  • noun chining Nautical. an angular intersection of the sides and bottom of a vessel. a longitudinal member running behind this. 1
  • verb with object chining (in butchering) to sever the backbone of. 1
  • noun chining Present participle of chine. 1

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Origin of chining

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English eschine < Old French eschine < Germanic. See shin1

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Parts of speech for Chining


chining popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

chining usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chining

verb chining

  • shave — to remove a growth of beard with a razor.
  • slice — a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread.
  • rip — to cut or tear apart in a rough or vigorous manner: to rip open a seam; to rip up a sheet.
  • slash — to cut with a violent sweeping stroke or by striking violently and at random, as with a knife or sword.
  • carve — If you carve an object, you make it by cutting it out of a substance such as wood or stone. If you carve something such as wood or stone into an object, you make the object by cutting it out.

Antonyms for chining

verb chining

  • combine — If you combine two or more things or if they combine, they exist together.
  • unite — to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
  • sew — to ground (a vessel) at low tide (sometimes fol by up).
  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • create — To create something means to cause it to happen or exist.

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