I. noun Etymology: Middle English pown, from Anglo-French peoun, paun, from Medieval Latin pedon-, pedo foot soldier, from Latin ped-, pes foot — more at foot Date: 14th century 1. one of the chessmen of least value having the power to move only forward ordinarily one square at a time, to capture only diagonally forward, and to be promoted to any piece except a king upon reaching the eighth rank 2. one that can be used to further the purposes of another II. noun Etymology: Middle English paun, from Middle French dialect (Walloon, Flanders) pan Date: 15th century 1. a. something delivered to or deposited with another as security for a loan b. hostage 2. the state of being pledged 3. something used as a pledge ; guaranty 4. the act of pawning III. transitive verb Date: 1570 to deposit in pledge or as security especially in exchange for money • pawner also pawnor noun

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  • Pawn — Pawn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pawning}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] And pawned the last remaining… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pawn — Ⅰ. pawn [1] ► NOUN 1) a chess piece of the smallest size and value. 2) a person used by others for their own purposes. ORIGIN Old French poun, from Latin pedo foot soldier . Ⅱ. pawn [2] …   English terms dictionary

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  • pawn — n hostage, *pledge, earnest, token …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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