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PAWN, n. [L. pignus.]

1. Something given or deposited as security for the payment of money borrowed; a pledge. Pawn is applied only to goods, chattels or money, and not to real estate.

Men will not take pawns without use.

2. A pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.

3. A common man at chess. [See Peon.]

In pawn, at pawn, the state of being pledged.

Sweet wife, my honor is at pawn.

PAWN, v.t. [L. pignero.]

1. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to pledge; as, she pawned the last piece of plate.

2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; as, to pawn one's word or honor that an agreement shall be fulfilled.



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PAWN, n. [L. pignus.]

1. Something given or deposited as security for the payment of money borrowed; a pledge. Pawn is applied only to goods, chattels or money, and not to real estate.

Men will not take pawns without use.

2. A pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.

3. A common man at chess. [See Peon.]

In pawn, at pawn, the state of being pledged.

Sweet wife, my honor is at pawn.

PAWN, v.t. [L. pignero.]

1. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to pledge; as, she pawned the last piece of plate.

2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; as, to pawn one's word or honor that an agreement shall be fulfilled.

PAWN, n. [D. pand; G. pfand; Sw. pant; Port. penhor; It. pegno; Sp. empeño; L. pignus. The sense may be that which is laid down or deposited.]

  1. Something given or deposited as security for the payment of money borrowed; a pledge. Pawn is applied only to goods, chattels or money, and not to real estate. Men will not take pawns without use. – Bacon.
  2. A pledge for the fulfillment of a promise. – Shak.
  3. A common man at chess. [See Peon.] – Cowley. In pawn, at pawn, the state of being pledged. Sweet wife, my honor is at pawn. – Shak.

PAWN, v.t. [D. panden; Sp. empeñar; Port. empenhar; It. impegnare; L. pignero.]

  1. To gave or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to pledge; as, she pawned the last piece of plate.
  2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; as, to pawn one's word or honor that an agreement shall be fulfilled.

Pawn
  1. See Pan, the masticatory.
  2. A man or piece of the lowest rank.
  3. Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.

    As for mortgaging or pawning, . . . men will not take pawns without use [i. e., interest]. Bacon.

  4. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed] to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.

    And pawned the last remaining piece of plate. Dryden.

  5. State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.

    [R.]

    Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown. Shak.

    As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness. Donne.

  6. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.

    Pawning his honor to obtain his lust. Shak.

  7. A stake hazarded in a wager.

    [Poetic]

    My life I never held but as a pawn
    To wage against thy enemies.
    Shak.

    In pawn, At pawn, in the state of being pledged. "Sweet wife, my honor is at pawn." Shak. -- Pawn ticket, a receipt given by the pawnbroker for an article pledged.

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Pawn

PAWN, noun [Latin pignus.]

1. Something given or deposited as security for the payment of money borrowed; a pledge. pawn is applied only to goods, chattels or money, and not to real estate.

Men will not take pawns without use.

2. A pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.

3. A common man at chess. [See Peon.]

In pawn at pawn the state of being pledged.

Sweet wife, my honor is at pawn

PAWN, verb transitive [Latin pignero.]

1. To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to pledge; as, she pawned the last piece of plate.

2. To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; as, to pawn one's word or honor that an agreement shall be fulfilled.

PAWN'-BROKER, noun One who lends money on pledge or the deposit of goods.

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